Elliot Page, Oscar-Nominated Star Of 'Juno,' Describes Themself As Transgender, Non-Binary
The Oscar-nominated star of “Juno” announced that he’s transgender.
In addition to playing a pregnant teen in director Jason Reitman’s 2007 hit, the actor's credits include “X-Men,” “Inception” and the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy.”
He made the announcement in a deeply personal Instagram post:
“I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."
Page said that while he was “profoundly happy right now...I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, 'the jokes,' and of the violence…”
While several other news outlets reported the story using another first name for Page’s earlier credits, LGBTQ advocates say it’s not appropriate to use a trans person’s previous name, particularly without their consent.
Nick Adams, the director of transgender media at the advocacy organization GLAAD, said in a statement:
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. Elliot will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are.”