Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page comes out as trans

1 December 2020, 17:38 | Updated: 1 December 2020, 18:10

Elliot Page
Elliot Page. Picture: Getty/Netflix
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Elliot Page announced the news on his social media.

Elliot Page, star of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, has announced he is transgender.

The actor posted a statement to his social media account this afternoon (Dec 1) announcing the news, sharing that his name is Elliot and that he uses he/they pronouns. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

Read Elliot's full statement below:

“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

"I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

Friends, colleagues and fans of Elliot have been flooding social media with messages of support and solidarity.

Elliot Page Instagram comments
Elliot Page Instagram comments. Picture: Elliot Page Instagram

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