Ellen Page comes out as transgender, will be called Elliot

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Ellen Page is transgender and will now go by the name Elliot Page, he announced on social media Tuesday.

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

Page, 33, said he will use he/they pronouns.

“The Umbrella Academy” star thanked the trans community for “courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.”

Page admitted he was “scared” to come out as trans given 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,” he continued.

Page called out political leaders who “work to criminalize trans health care” and said they had “blood on your hands.”

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” he concluded his letter. “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.

“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.”

Page, who is married to Emma Portner, came out as gay in February 2014.