Ellen Page changes name to Elliot, announces being ‘trans’

Los Angeles, Dec 2 : Ellen Page, the Oscar-nominated star of Juno and Umbrella Academy, has announced a change of name. Page will now be known as Elliot, and the star also announced the decision of being identified as transgender.

“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,” announced on Twitter.

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Page has been “endlessly inspired” by many in the trans community to take the decision.

“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,” Page wrote.

“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,” the actor added.

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Page uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, and identifies as transgender and non-binary. This means the actor wishes to identify as neither man nor woman, reports variety.com.

Page is also known for roles in projects such as the X-Men series, Inception, Whip It! and Flatliners.

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