Hollywood star Elliot Page has come out as transgender. Oscar-nominated Page, who has starred in hits including “Juno” and “Inception” and is currently in the Netflix series “Umbrella Academy,” posted a heartfelt statement on social media, writing, “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.” Page thanked the trans community in his post and also highlighted the ongoing violence and murders of trans people, especially trans women of color.
Following the news, the Trans Journalists Association urged media outlets to stop the practice of deadnaming, or referring to someone by their former name. Founding member of the group, Oliver-Ash Kleine, said, “This is extremely disrespectful and dehumanizing. It undermines the person’s autonomy, gender and identity.”