The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, has come out as transgender in a heartfelt post published to his social media pages.
Page made the announcement on Tuesday on Instagram, writing: I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.
The 33-year-old actor added: 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.
He continued: "I cant begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. Ive 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.
Page uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, and describes himself as transgender and non-binary, meaning that his gender identity is neither man nor woman.
In his Instagram post, Page asked for patience, adding: 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. Im scare of the invasiveness, the hate, the jokes, and of violence.
Page is best known for roles in films such as Hard Candy and Juno, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category.
A year before Juno catapulted Page to stardom, he appeared as the mutant Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand, a role he would reprise in the sequel film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Pages other acting credits include Christopher Nolans Inceptionand the Julianne Moore-starring lesbian drama Freeheld.
I love that I am trans, Page writes in his letter. 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 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."
Following Page's announcement, The Umbrella Academys Twitter account shared a message of support, writing: So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!