An actor who came out as transgender this month has posted a photo to social media for the first time since making the announcement.
Then: In 2005, Elliot Page was still known as Ellen Page and would go on to star in hit Hollywood movies such as “Juno” and “X Men: The Last Stand.”
Now: On Monday, Page posted a photo to Instagram, which documented his dramatically more masculine presentation.
- “From the bottom of my heart, thank you,” Page wrote in a caption to the image. “Your love and support has been the greatest gift.
The reaction: Page issued a statement in early December announcing his gender identity.
- “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” he said at the time, in a statement posted to social media. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”
- LGBT advocates, progressives and several corporations, such as Netflix and Ritz Crackers, lauded Page for coming out.
In between: However, it didn’t happen overnight. In Feb. 2014, Page was similarly celebrated when she came out as lesbian.
Page, a longtime LGBT rights advocate and self-described pro-choice feminist, is no stranger to taking provocative political stances.
- In 2015, the actor engaged in a highly-publicized back and forth with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair over the topic of gay rights.