Earlier in the day, Page shared his official statement on Twitter. The lengthy announcement from the star of Juno and Inception detailed their complex range of emotions about being able to come out publicly and live in their true identity. Page began,
“Hi friends, 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. 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. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
He continued, “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. To all the 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.”
Shortly after Page posted their statement to Twitter, the official Netflix Twitter account replied, writing a warm, congratulatory message for the actor: “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!”
The Umbrella Academy Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to stream on Netflix. See Elliot Page‘s complete statement on their gender identity below.