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Yesterday, Elliot Page, who is normally relatively private about the details of his life, came out as transgender. His announcement has been met with overwhelming acceptance and love from his coworkers, fellow celebrities, and fans. Now, Netflix, which hosts the popular show The Umbrella Academy which Page stars in, is working to reflect Page’s announcement on their platforms.

Elliot Page
Elliot Page | Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb

Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Page used his Instagram and Twitter accounts to come out as transgender to his fans.

“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” he wrote. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

Page shared his gratitude toward the people who had helped him get to a place of love and acceptance.

“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,” he said. “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.”

While Page was happy with his decision to come out, he also expressed a fear of the jokes and violence and invasiveness that may result from living his truth.

“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,” he wrote. “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. You unleash a fury vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough. You aren’t being “cancelled,” you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won’t be silent in the face of your attacks.”

But despite all of the tragedy that the trans community has been through, Page expressed how much he loved being trans.

“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,” he closed his letter. “Thank you for reading this. All my love, Elliot.”


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Netflix and IMDb make changes

Page has starred as Vanya Hargreeves for the past two seasons of The Umbrella Academy. Netflix commented on Page’s coming out letter with support.

“So proud of our superhero!” the outlet commented. “WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3! “

According to Entertainment Tonight, Page will continue to play the role on the Netflix show and his name is being changed on all Netflix titles that he is associated with.

IMDb has also changed Page’s profile to match his current name.