Oscar-nominated Juno and Umbrella Academy actor Elliot Page has announced he is transgender.
Elliot shared a statement with his social media followers, making the announcement.
"Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.
"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. 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. 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," he wrote.
Page asked for patience, saying he was scared about "the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence", pointing to consequences of government policy and social attitudes towards the trans community that made them more vulnerable to violent crime.
Page said he would never be silent on these issues.
"I love that I am trans. 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," he wrote.