With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me & great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate & discrimination in all its forms. pic.twitter.com/5yr8TYywTn— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) March 16, 2021
In December last year, Juno actor Elliot Page shared a heartfelt letter on Instagram, disclosing that he is transgender. The actor, known for roles in Juno, Inception and the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, wrote that it felt remarkable to finally love who he is enough to pursue his authentic self. Now, Elliot Page has become the first transgender man to star on the cover of Time magazine, and Mark Ruffalo, Reese Witherspoon and others couldn’t be happier!
Elliot Page took to his social media to share the cover of Time Magazine, and wrote, “With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me & great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate & discrimination in all its forms.” This marked Elliot’s first interview after announcing that he is transgender. While speaking with Time Magazine, Elliot turned emotional, and teared up as he said, “Sorry, I’m going to be emotional, but that’s cool, right?”
Mark Ruffalo congratulated Elliot, and wrote, “Another historical milestone was crossed toward inclusion fairness and our common humanity. Congrats, @TheElliotPage,” while Reese Witherspoon tweeted, “Wonderful to see this cover! @time @TheElliotPage.”
"What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That's essentially what happened,” said Elliot in the interview. Speaking about the fame after Juno, Elliot said, “I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself.” ALSO READ: Elliot Page Files For Divorce From Wife Emma Portner Months After Coming Out As Transgender
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