The Internet Praises Elliot Page For Coming Out As Transgender

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Elliot Page made a big announcement today. The Umbrella Academy star shared a letter on his social media pages revealing that he’s transgender and non-binary, preferring he/him and they/them pronouns. Formerly known as Ellen Page and familiar from the likes of Juno and X-Men, Elliot’s news is a huge talking point on the internet right now, with countless fans praising him and supporting his decision.

“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, that 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,” Page wrote in their letter. They later added: “I love that I am trans. 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.”

Here are just a few of the folks that are going crazy over Page’s post on social media – and there are a lot more where they came from:

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Elliot Page earned a Best Actress nomination at a young age for his terrific performance in the title role of Juno, a coming-of-age comedy about a teenage girl who falls pregnant. He followed that up with the part of Ariadne in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Inception and various other notable projects, until Page’s career relaunched with Netflix’s comic book adaption The Umbrella Academy, in which he plays Vanya Hargreeves AKA Number Seven AKA The White Violin. Season 2 featured a coming out storyline for Vanya who was revealed to be LGBTQ, and the series currently stands as one of the streaming giant’s most popular and beloved original productions.

The show – also starring Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman – has been renewed for a third run as well, much to the excitement of its legion of fans. Plot details are still scarce, but we know that it’ll pick up from where the time-bending cliffhanger of the season 2 finale left off, with the Hargreeves finding themselves in an alternate present where they don’t exist. Production begins in February, so expect to learn more about what’s to come soon.

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