- Elliot Page became the first transgender man to appear on the cover of Time magazine
- The Umbrella Academy star publicly opened up about being transgender in December last year
- Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Elliot appearing on the cover of the publication
Elliot Page has made history by becoming the first openly transgender man to grace the cover of Time magazine.
The Umbrella Academy actor took to Instagram on Tuesday, 16 March and shared the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine. He captioned his post:
"With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me and great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate and discrimination in all its forms."
The Hill reports that Elliot spoke out for the first time in the interview with Time since he publicly opened up about being transgender in December 2020.
According to the publication, Elliot said he anticipated a lot of support, love and "a massive hatred and transphobia" when he came out.
Elliot also shared that he had a tough time watching movies in which he portrayed more feminine roles. The thespian also shared that getting top surgery in 2020 "completely transformed" his life.
Social media users shared mixed reactions to Elliot being the first openly transgender man to appear on Time magazine. Check out some of their comments below:
"Page is gender non-binary. Why are you using the term 'man'?"
"He identifies as transgender, right? And uses the pronouns, he/they, so we should use the pronouns he has asked us to use."
"Elliot Page came out as a transgender man. Stop putting words in other people's mouths."
"Amputating healthy body parts and taking addictive artificial hormones is the opposite of authentic."
"Imagine 'pushing back' against the group (THE T IN LGBTQ+) that gave you the beginnings of gay rights. Your transphobia is pathetic."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Megan Thee Stallion has denied that the Grammy Awards are rigged after her historic Sunday night, 14 March.
The US rapper walked away with three awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
The Savage Remix hitmaker slammed the rumours that her Grammy wins were pre-meditated. She said sometimes "you win some, you lose some."
The Houston-born artist replied when TMZ asked what she thinks about the Grammys being rigged:
"Hell no, the Grammy ain't rigged."
The stunner also showed love to The Weeknd during the interview. The Weeknd recently revealed that he would no longer allow his record label to submit his music to the Grammy Awards. He said he will boycott them from now on after the Recording Academy did not nominate any songs from his latest epic album, After Hours.
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