Canadian actor Elliot Page announced Tuesday that he is transgender in a heartfelt and heartfelt post on social media.
Prior to the transition, the 33-year-old was one of the loudest and most active gay members in Hollywood.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I’m trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot. I am lucky to write this. Be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel immense gratitude for the amazing people who have supported me throughout this trip. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it is to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I have been endlessly inspired by so many members of the trans community. Thank you for your courage, generosity, and tireless work in making this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer all the support I can and I will continue to fight for a more loving and equitable society, ”he wrote.
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He asks for “patience” as he sets out on his journey and proceeds to list disturbing statistics on transgender murders in the United States, as well as astronomically high suicide rates in the trans community.
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“I like the fact that I’m trans,” he continued. “And I like the fact that I’m queer. And the closer I stand and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I blossom. To all trans people who face harassment, self-hatred, abuse and the threat of violence on a daily basis: I see you, I love you, and I will do whatever I can to change this world for the better.
Page emerged on the scene in 2005 in Hard candy, and was subsequently nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the highly regarded independent film, Juno.
Her other notable roles (as of this writing) include Kitty Pryde in X Men and a supporting role in Christopher Nolan Start. He also appeared in Netflix Umbrella Academy.
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Lately, Page has been heavily involved in environmental issues. His documentary There is something in the water, which aired on Netflix in March of this year, shines a light on the stories of Indigenous and Black communities in Nova Scotia who have been disproportionately affected by decisions to place hazardous waste sites near their homes.
Page would end up pouring around $ 350,000 of his own money into the project in order to get it started and completed as quickly as possible.
“What happened in these communities for decades and decades caused extraordinary trauma, disease, loss and suffering and change must happen now,” Page told Global News at the time.
– With files from Alexander Quon
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