Tuesday, December 01, 2020
“I love it”
Elliot Page comes out as transsexual
In 2007, Ellen Page celebrated her breakthrough as a pregnant teenager in “Juno”. Seven years later, the US actress made public that she was lesbian at a conference. In a long statement on social media, Page now announces that he will be called Elliot and a man from now on.
At a conference of the “Human Rights Campaign” Ellen Page made her homosexuality public 13 years ago. At the time she said she was tired of hiding. Nothing has changed to this day. After she married the dancer Emma Portner almost three years ago, Page now announces that she wants to live as a man from now on.
“I want to let you know that I am transgender, my name is Elliot,” he wrote in a statement that was published on Instagram and Twitter. The accounts are already running under this name. The text goes on to say that Page would like to be addressed with “he” (er) or “they” (gender-neutral pronoun) in the future. Elliot Page continues: “I feel so happy to write this, to be here, to have reached this point in my life.” The 33-year-old thanks the “incredible people” who supported him on his journey.
Fear of hatred and violence
His joy is real, but also fragile. “The truth is that while I feel deeply happy right now and know how many privileges I have, I am also scared.” Fear of hatred, “jokes” and violence. “The statistics are staggering. Discrimination against transgender people is widespread, insidious and cruel, with dire consequences.” Suicide attempts and murders of transgender people serve as terrifying examples.
“I love that I’m trans. And I love that I’m queer. And the more I hug myself tightly and hug myself for who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I am thriving “, Page continues in the long text. He wants to do everything possible to change the world for the better.
Meanwhile, numerous followers have commented on the post on Instagram, including singer Miley Cyrus, who wrote: “Elliot rules”, supplemented by several black heart emojis. Fellow actress Ruby Rose expresses her affection and support by saying “love love love you!” out. And Page’s wife Emma Portner writes: “I love you so much, Elliot!”