'I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”
The acclaimed star of Juno, the X-Men franchise and Netflix's Umbrella Academy made the announcement on Twitter
But he also spoke of the prejudice trans-people face:“My joy is real but it is 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 cruel, 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 and Latinx trans women.”
He had strongly condemnatory words for “all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the soulders of the trans community... Enough is enough. You aren't being 'cancelled', you are hurting people.” headtopics.com
pic.twitter.com/kwti60bZLw— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020 Page said that he has been “endlessly inspired” by the trans community, thanked them for “your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place” and pledged his support to their cause.
Fans were quick to voice their support for Page. “PROUD” wrote one; “hell yeah, bro” said another. Actress Clea duVall and director Julia Hart both pledged their support, as did Netflix's official Twitter account. Read more: The Telegraph »
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Why did you choose to use a photograph that is 9 years old in your article? What was the agenda, in scrolling back through Getty Images to 2011? What kind of image of Elliot were you looking for? TransRightsAreHumanRights TransPeopleAreRegularPeople Thank god i know this, its saved 2020 for me. Who? StunningAndBrave - Someone doesn't feel they are getting enough attention?