Elliot Page Is the First Trans Man To Appear on TIME Cover | 22 Words

Elliot Page has made history by becoming the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of TIME magazine...

It's nice to see him being commended for his bravery as he shows the world his true self.


Read on to check out his remarkable transformation...

Now, we all know Page best for his successful career in acting...

And he rose to fame through his starring performances in hit movies such as Hard Candy (2005), Juno (2007), Whip It (2009) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

Page has also made the crossover into production.


Producing and starring in flicks such as Tallulah and Freeheld. 

Oh, and who can forget?

You may also recognize the star for their role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.

Page has been a prominent figure among LGBTQ+ fans for quite some time now...

And has long been an advocate for the community.

But on December 1st, 2020, he further enriched his legacy.

Page released a statement on social media, coming out as transgender.

In the deeply personal essay, they began:

“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot. 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 begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."

He continued:

"I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society," he wrote.

"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. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."

He then asked for "patience" as he navigates his identity.


"My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote, "The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared."

"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."

Of course, fans immediately began praising Page and offering their support...

And it's clear that Page's decision to come out as trans resonated with so many people.

The actor has kept to himself over the past few months...


And although the news of him filing for divorce from his wife, Emma Portner, hit global headlines earlier this year, the star seems to be living the life he's always dreamed of.

As he's just spoken out in his first interview since coming out.


In the new cover story for this month's Time magazine, Page opened up about his childhood and coming out as transgender.

"What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That's essentially what happened."

Page shared that he has struggled with his gender identity for a very long time.


"I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday," he said.

They then revealed that at the age of 9, they were overjoyed when they were finally allowed to cut their hair short.


But as they secured their first movie break, this feeling soon disappeared.

"I became a professional actor at the age of ten. Of course, I had to look a certain way."

As Page's fame grew, so did his disconnect with how he and the world viewed him.

"I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself," he explained.

Page spoke candidly about how the pandemic helped him come to terms with his gender identity.


"I had a lot of time on my own to really focus on things that I think, in so many ways, unconsciously, I was avoiding," he said.

"I was finally able to embrace being transgender and letting myself fully become who I am."

Page then opened up about making the huge decision to undergo top surgery.


He emphasized that being trans isn't all about surgery, but explained that having it "has completely transformed my life."

And following the interview, the actor decided to step out of his comfort zone and reveal the results of his surgery on Instagram...


And people have been blown away by his amazing transformation as he becomes the first openly trans man to grace the cover of TIME Magazine.

And of course, we're all very proud of him for speaking his truth.


Time shared these beautiful photos of Elliot following his top surgery on social media...

And there's absolutely no doubt how incredible he looks.

"We know who we are."

Wynne Neilly for Time

"People cling to these firm ideas [about gender] because it makes people feel safe. But if we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place," Page said.

Page's journey is still ongoing.

Wynne Neilly for Time

"It's a complicated journey and an ongoing process."

Elliot then shared this photo of the magazine's front cover on his own Instagram page, writing:

"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."


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