Star Ellen Page announces they are now transgender, new name Elliot

Star Ellen Page announces they are now transgender, new name Elliot

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Star Ellen Page has announced they are transgender and will now be named Elliot Page after announcing it on Twitter.

“I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are hey/they and my name are Elliot.”

“I feel so lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

Elliot Page says they are feeling overwhelmed for the people who have supported them along the journey.

Inspiration to the trans community was an endless thought; to now Elliot Page, who is offering support for an equal society.

“I also ask for patience. My joy is real, but also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence.”

“To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cure, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black.”

Elliot Page says other ethnicities, who were murdered, were ‘Latinx trans women' — further calling out political leaders: “To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a furry of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community.”

“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.”

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