In early December Elliot Page broadcast a heartfelt letter informing him/her decision: «I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are him/them and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have come to this place in my life.» The trans actor, whom we recognize from films such as «The Origin» and «Juno» (2007) who earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as his work on the Netflix furore series, «The Umbrella Academy», became a benchmark in the struggle for recognition, visibility and the struggle for the fulfillment of the rights of multiple identities and genres.
Elliot Page, cover of Time | Photo: Instagram
Flag defending, and defended in his recent interview for Time magazine, which highlighted a powerful phrase: «I am completely who I am.» «With great respect for those who were before me, and gratitude to those who have supported me, and a lot of concern for the young trans generation that we must all protect, please join me and denounce anti-trans legislation, hatred and discrimination in all its forms,» he said as he spread the note from his social media.
«Transgender people are very real,» Elliot says in the note, where he also acknowledges that he understands the position of, in a way, privileges, from which he can express himself: «to be a white and recognized person.»
«I love that I am trans, I love that I am queer. And the more I embrace myself and who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows the more and the more I get excited. To all trans people who face harassment, self-contempt, abuse and threats of violence every day: I see, love them and will do everything I can to change this world for the better,» was one of the most prominent phrases in his candid statement as a non-binary trans man, a phrase that accompanies him on his way and in raising awareness for that of many others.