Elliot Page on Why He Came Out as Trans in Emotional Oprah Interview

Elliot Page on Why He Came Out as Trans in Emotional Oprah Interview

- Elliot Page and Oprah Winfrey had a candid conversation about the trans actor's journey

- Page disclosed that he felt it was important and crucial for him to speak up about his sexuality because of the backlash most trans people are facing in society

- The 34-year-old was previously a woman; he came out as a transgender in December 2020, saying he wanted to be referred to as a man

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Actor Elliot Page did an exclusive interview with the media mogul Oprah Winfrey where he disclosed so much about coming out as transgender.

Elliot Page discloses why it was important to come out as trans in emotional interview with Oprah
Actor Elliot Page opened up about life after coming out. Photo: Getty Images.
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The 34-year-old Hollywood star explained that he felt it was crucial and important for him to highlight why decided to tell the world about his sexuality despite the reprisal transgender people have been facing lately.

“I was expressing this to people in my life much before posting that letter and telling people for the first time and knowing I wanted a moment to become comfortable in myself and to be able to get to that point,” he said.

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Page appeared on the Oprah Conversations series where he also revealed that he first came out on his 27th birthday, yet since then, he has never been with anyone else aside from the person he is in love with.

According to celebrity, another reason that made him speak up was witnessing how trans people and particularly, trans youth were facing extreme backlash from people who were yet to accept them for who they are.

Briefly News previously reported that in 2020, fans of The Umbrella Academy learnt that one of their favourite characters chose to transition from a woman to a man. Elliot Page, who was formerly known as Ellen, announced on social media that he is transgender and had already started transitioning. He thanked his family and loved ones for sticking by him through the process and supporting his decision to embrace his truth.

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The actor who is in his 30s also added that he supported everyone who was going through the same journey but could not share it with their loved ones.Three months after the big announcement, the celebrity, who starred in Juno, has told Time that he first knew he wanted to be a boy when he was nine years old.

Elliot remembered cutting his hair short and telling his mum that he wanted to be a boy. “I felt like a boy. I asked my mum whether I would be one someday,” Elliot stated.

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