Juno star formerly known as Ellen Page says he is transgender and called Elliot

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The Juno star formerly known as Ellen Page has announced that he is transgender.

The actor said in a social media post that his pronouns are "he/they" and his name is Elliot.

"I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," Page added.

"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."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Ellen Page attends the premiere of 'Flatliners' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on September 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actress Ellen Page (L) and dancer Emma Portner arrive at the L.A. Dance Project's Annual Gala at L.A. Dance Project on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Page, 33, who has also starred in Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, said that his "joy is real, but it is also fragile".

"The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared," he said.

"I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence.

"To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering.

"The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences."

Addressing the trans community, Page said he will "do everything I can to change this world for the better".

Page, who is married to choreographer Emma Portner, added: "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."

The actor, who has frequently spoken out about LGBT issues, signed the letter off by saying: "All my love, Elliot."

Commenting on Page's Instagram post, Portner wrote: "Love you so much Elliot."

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