Canadian actress Ellen Page ("Juno", "Inception") announced on Tuesday that he was transgender and that he wanted to use a male name in the future.
“I love that I'm trans.
And I love that I'm queer, "wrote Page (33) in a statement on Twitter.
Page emphasized that the decision to publicly present yourself as transgender and also to change your name was a long process, with a lot of support from the LGBTQ community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
"I can't begin to say how amazing it feels to finally love who I am enough to follow my real self," wrote Page.
The actor ended the statement with the words: "All my love, Elliot".
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Numerous activists and also many in the film industry congratulated Page.
“So proud of our superhero!
We love you Elliot, ”said the streaming service Netflix, on which she starred in the series“ The Umbrella Academy ”.
Nick Adams from GLAAD called Page an inspiration for countless other transgender people.
Page became internationally known with the title role in Jason Reitman's film "Juno" from 2007, for which he was also nominated for an Oscar.
He has been married to the Canadian dancer Emma Portner since 2018.