Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender
Elliot Page has come out as transgender and it has become the most trending news at the moment. The star is famous for Oscar-nominated movies like Inception and Juno. He has changed his name from Ellen to Elliot on coming out as transgender. In his official statement, he thanked people for their support. However, he said, “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence.”
Elliot Page Talks About The Discrimination Against Transgender
While Elliot Page celebrated this moment of her life, he also pointed out a very serious issue. He highlighted the discrimination against transgender people in this world which is quite shocking. He said, “To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences.”
Elliot Page Calls Out Politicians Trying To Criminalise Trans Health Care
Elliot Page also pointed finger at politicians who are trying to criminalize trans health care. Moreover, he feels these politicians are the real criminals who are discriminating against transgender people. He said, “In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women. To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands.”
Elliot Page Changes Name From Ellen Page
Elliot has changed her name. Ellen Page was his name before coming out as trans. However, now that he has come out as a transgender, he decided to change the name as well.