The “Juno” Oscar-nominated star came out as a transgender, announcing himself on Tuesday in social media posts as Elliot Page that shared joy in sharing the news – but also fear of a potential backlash.
The performer thanked supporters in the trans community for supporting him on his journey to “”finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” wrote the Canadian-born Page, who has recently starred in Netflix superhero series “The Umbrella Academy.”
His statement identifying as trans won swift praise across Hollywood and beyond, with LGBTQ charity GLAAD calling Page “remarkable” and “an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people.”
“He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people,” said the group’s director of transgender media Nick Adams. “All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are.”
Netflix tweeted: “So proud of our superhero! We love you Elliot!”