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  • Let's hear it for Elliot Page! If that name is new to you, that's because the Juno star

  • just revealed some big news: Page is transgender and non-binary, and he uses the first name

  • Elliot as well as "he" and "they" pronouns.

  • Page first rose to fame for their role in 2007's Juno, playing a pregnant teenager.

  • As the actor got older, they went on to appear in 2009's Whip It, 2010's Inception, and 2014's

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past. The popular performer also has a starring role in Netflix's superhero-based

  • series The Umbrella Academy. Page has also made headlines for a range of experiences,

  • such as marrying girlfriend Emma Portner, calling out sexual harassment in the industry,

  • and being the victim of death threats.

  • This time around, the news that Page has shared with fans is certainly a reason to celebrate.

  • And yet, Page also shared some sad truths about the situation.

  • Elliot Page took to Twitter on Dec. 1, 2020 to share the announcement with fans. After

  • greeting his followers, the star wrote, "I want to share with you that I am trans, my

  • pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot." Page added that he felt "lucky to be writing

  • this" and "to have arrived at this place in my life."

  • Page continued: "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."

  • However, there was also another side to the message. He added, "I also ask for patience,

  • my joy is real, but it is also fragile." Page explained that while he's "profoundly happy,"

  • he's "also scared" of hate, jokes, invasiveness, and violence. While not wanting to "dampen

  • the moment," he pointed out that the "statistics are staggering" when it comes to anti-trans

  • discrimination.

  • After calling out "political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny

  • our right to exist" and "those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards

  • the trans community," Page told his followers: "To all 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."

  • Elliot Page may have been feeling both luck and gratitudeas well as fearafter

  • coming out as transgender, but fans were excited about the news. In fact, they were eager to

  • take to Twitter to respond with their full support.

  • One appreciative person tweeted: "This is a deeply moving statement, and I know so many

  • of us feel so d*** lucky that we get to bear witness to your authenticity," After thanking

  • Page "for being you," the Twitter user added that, "moreover, thank you for centering trans

  • and non-binary people who are most vulnerable in this moment."

  • Many were thrilled to find out about "this absolutely amazing news" and were "wishing

  • [Page] happiness and joy." One follower on the social media platform responded to Page's

  • message by writing, "Thank you for your bravery in embracing your full self, Elliot. Know

  • you are loved and that you're coming out is saving lives."

  • Although the reaction from fans was heartwarming, online followers weren't the only ones to

  • express their support for Page.

  • If you want something to put a smile on your face, look at the way that Elliot Page's fans

  • reacted to the news that he had come out as transgender and how other celebrities responded.

  • The Good Place star Jameela Jamil wrote along with a heart emoji, "Big congratulations to

  • Elliot. This is amazing. It's going to mean so much to so many people in the world." Queer

  • Eye's Jonathan Van Nesswho identifies as non-binaryalso shared a heart emoji

  • on Twitter in support of Page, while Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne opted

  • for a trio of love-filled symbols.

  • Netflix, which is behind Page's series The Umbrella Academy, also responded with support,

  • tweeting, "So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in

  • season 3!" The show's account also shared the same sentiment, and Page's castmate, David

  • Castañeda, posted a "yes" with a couple of shining stars.

  • Director James Gun tweeted, "Elliot, I love you, am proud of you, and admire you. Please

  • keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us."

  • Writer and transgender activist Raquel Willis wrote, "Your heart has always been big and

  • you've used your platform to show up for the entire community for years. Thanks for the

  • gift of your truth!"

  • In response, Page tweeted, "Thank you so much! I'm so inspired by you."

  • "I'm so inspired by you" is surely something Page will also be hearing for years to come.

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ジュノの俳優エリオット・ペイジ、トランスジェンダーであることを公表 (Juno Actor Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender)

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    Amy.Lin に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日