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'My name is Elliot': actress Ellen Page declared herself trans

02.12.2020, 10: 02 EST

A source: with the BBC

Actress Ellen Page announced that she is transgender and asked to be called Elliot, as well as to use masculine pronouns in conversation about herself. with the BBC.

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The Canadian-born actor known as actress Ellen Page until the evening of December 1, 2020, announced his change of sexual identity on social media. The post doesn't say whether Page underwent surgery or hormone therapy.

“I want to tell you that I am a trance, my pronouns are 'he / they', and my name is Elliot,” the actor wrote. “I love being trans and queer,” he added.

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Page promises to fight for the rights of transgender people, among whom the proportion of suicides now reaches 40%.

“Despite the fact that I am now deeply happy and understand what privileges I have, I am afraid. I am afraid of invasion into my life, “jokes”, hatred and violence, ”wrote the 33-year-old actor.

The actor with his co-star in the film "Inception" - Leonardo DiCaprio. Screenshot: Movieclips Classic Trailers / YouTube

Elliot Page is currently filming the Netflix series Umbrella Academy. In 2007, while still Ellen Page, he was nominated for several prestigious awards for his role as a pregnant teenage girl in Juno.

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In 2014, Paige announces her homosexuality. He is married to choreographer Emma Porter and devotes a lot of time and energy to the fight for LGBT rights.

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Page's statement was well received by LGBT rights activists.

“Elliot Page gave us beautiful characters on the screen and openly defended the rights of LGBTQ people,” said Nick Adams, head of the transgender rights advocacy department at GLAAD.

“This will serve as an example for a huge number of trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve to be who we are, we must be accepted as we are. Today we pay tribute to the great Elliot Page, ”he added.

“We are proud of our superhero,” Netflix tweeted.

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