ELLIOT PAGE BECOMES THE FIRST TRANS MAN TO STAR ON THE TIME MAGAZINE COVER AFTER COMING OUT
Written by Cheska Alferez
Elliot Page Becomes the First Trans Man to Star on Time Magazine Cover after Coming out. Actor Elliot Page will become the first transgender man to star on the front cover of Time when its latest edition goes on sale on Friday, March 19.
Page, 34, who was nominated for various awards for Oscar-winning 2007 independent film Juno and plays a leading role in the current Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy, opened up about his decision to disclose his gender identity and experience working as an actor before coming out.
The actor wrote on Instagram at the time that he could not “begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
“I love that I am trans,” he went on.
“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 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 concluded his statement.
Now, in a new interview with Time, Page said how he had long felt a disconnect between how the world saw him and how he felt himself after recalling how he” wanted to be a boy” since a kid.
” I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of my self-catering ,” he said.
As for his future, Elliot says he’s “really excited” to continue acting.
“I’m really excited to act, now that I’m fully who I am, in this body,” he said.
“No matter the challenges and difficult moments of this,” he continued, “nothing amounts to getting to feel how I feel now.”