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Elliot Page, From Shame to Self-Acceptance, in Hollywood’s Glare

In his new memoir, ‘Pageboy‘, Elliot Page reveals that he was once verbally assaulted at a party by an A-list actor after coming out as gay. In 2014, Page publicly announced that they identified as lesbian, before coming out as transgender in 2020.

Recently, in an interview with People, they opened up about how “grateful” they are for life after undergoing gender-affirming surgery. The ‘Umbrella Academy‘ actor wrote that the actor at the party had said to him: “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men.” Followed by, “I’m going to you to make you realize you aren’t gay.” Days later, this actor saw Page and said: “I don’t have a problem with gay people I swear”, to which they responded, “I think you might”.

“I put that story in the book because it’s about highlighting the reality, we deal with, and what gets sent to us constantly, particularly in environments that are predominantly cis and heterosexual” – Elliot Page, ‘Pageboy.’ Page did not name the actor in question but said that “he will hear about this and know it’s him.” In December 2020, Page shared on Instagram: “Hi friends. I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot.” Source

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