Elliot Page, actor and star of Juno and The Umbrella Academy, announced on his social media on Tuesday (Dec. 1) that he identifies as transgender.
In a note posted both to his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Page said that he goes by the pronouns "he" and "they" and that he was publicly changing his name to Elliot. "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," Page wrote in their post. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."
The actor went on to thank the trans community for providing inspiration for him, ultimately crediting the community with his decision to come out publicly. "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," he wrote. "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."