Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has congratulated Juno and X-Men star formally known as Ellen Page, after the Oscar-nominated actor announced that she is transgender, has a new name, “Elliot,” and has chosen the pronouns he and they.
In a statement shared on social media Tuesday, Page announced that she was becoming a man. “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” Clinton wrote. “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 being to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
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.
Page received congratulatory messages and support from many of her fans, politicians, and Hollywood colleagues, with Clinton being the most prominent of them all to date.
“It’s wonderful to witness people becoming who they are,” Clinton wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations, Elliot.”
It’s wonderful to witness people becoming who they are. Congratulations, Elliot. https://t.co/6vdKuH2slV
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2020
Best known for her Oscar-nominated role as a pregnant team in Juno, Page came out as a lesbian in 2014 and has since become a committed progressive activist. In her announcement on Tuesday, Page also launched a tirade against politicians skeptical of the transgender movement. Declaring these leaders have, “blood on [their] hands” for their supposed role in the murders of various trans women and ethnic minorities.
Page is one of the most prominent Hollywood star to come out as transgender. Other celebrities to cross the gender divide include Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn), as well as Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity, the only child of Sony Bono and Cher.