Ellen Page came out as trans in a statement released through his Twitter on Tuesday. The actor announced that his name is now Elliot and will be going by the pronouns he/they. Throughout the announcement, Page spoke of how lucky he was to have people around that supported his decision.
"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."
"You aren't being 'cancelled,' you are hurting people," the Oscar nominee wrote, adding they would not stand by while such efforts continue to be made.
Page ended the statement on a positive note, returning to the happiness he feels now that he can embrace his authentic self. The actor also pledged to dedicate himself to making sure the world was a better place and more accepting of the trans community.
"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."