(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Elliot Page’s Official Instagram Account)

Canadian actor Elliot Page, who rose to fame as the lead character in the film Juno (2007, Jason Reitman), came out as transgender through a statement he released on his social media accounts.  He said:

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.

In his post, he also highlighted the plight of the transgender community particularly the epidemic of violence against transgender people. Read his statement in full below:

Meanwhile, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media Nick Adams said on a Twitter post:

“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people.” Adams added, “He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”

Page’s fans and colleagues on the other hand, took to social media to send their love and congratulatory messages. Take a look at some below:

The 33-year-old star—who originally hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia—is an Academy Award nominee best-known for his works in the films Inception (2010), Tallulah (2016), The Last Stand (2006), Days of Future Past (2014), and in the ongoing Netflix series called The Umbrella Academy.

Page married New York dance teacher Emma Portner in 2018.

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