(CNN) – Meet Elliot Page.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-nominated star of films like “Juno” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” shared with fans that she is transgender and identifies as non-binary, a term used to describe a person whose identity is gender is neither male nor female.
“I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To have come to this place in my life, “wrote the actor, formerly known publicly as Ellen Page, on Instagram.” I feel tremendous gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me on this journey. I can’t express how much it is extraordinary to finally love who I am, enough to pursue my authentic self.
– Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Page said his pronouns are “he” and “they”.
In his note, Page said they were “inspired” by the trans community and thanked them for showing they “work tirelessly to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.”
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“I also ask for patience,” Page wrote. “My joy is real, but also fragile. The truth is, while I feel deeply happy right now and know how privileged I am, I am also afraid. I am afraid of invasiveness, hatred, “jokes” and violence ».
Following the publication of Page’s letter, GLAAD supported the 33-year-old Page.
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on screen and has been an outspoken supporter of all LGBTQ people,” Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of transgender media, said in a statement. “Now it will be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. Today we celebrate Elliot’s amazing page.
Page most recently starred in Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.”
“To all the trans people who face harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the thread of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better,” concluded Page.