Page first broke through the lead role in the 2007 film in acting success Juno. For her role in the film, Page received nominations in the entertainment industry, including the 2008 Oscar nomination. The beginning was to play the role of X-Men franchise, Home, Flatliners, and most recently on Netflix The Umbrella Academy.
While Page was proud of Tuesday’s announcement, he also encouraged the star’s fans to be patient with him as he finished his transition. “My joy is real, but it is also fragile,” he wrote. “The truth is, even though I feel deeply happy now and know how much privilege I carry, I’m so scared. I’m afraid of invasiveness, hatred, ‘jokes’ and violence. I’m not trying to calm down a moment that joyful and which I celebrate, but I want to deal with the whole picture. The statistics are staggering. “
Overall, though, Page said he was incredibly proud to have become his truest self. “I love being a trance. And I love being weird. And the more I cling to myself and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the better I get,” he wrote. “To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and violent threats every day: I see you, I love you and I will do my best to make this world a better place.”
Nick Adams, director of transgender media at GLAAD, applauded Page for his courage in speaking publicly about his transgender and non-binary identity. “Elliot Page gave us fantastic characters on screen and was an open advocate for all LGBTQ people,” he said. “Now it will be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be ourselves and be accepted as who we are. Let’s celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”
Read Elliot Page’s full statement on Twitter below: