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Netflix shows how easy it is to respect a trans person by swiftly updating Elliot Page’s credits

Patrick Kelleher December 2, 2020
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Elliot Page has already had his name updated on Netflix since he came out as transgender (Rich Polk/Getty)

Elliot Page has already had his name updated on cast lists on Netflix on past projects he has been involved in.

Page came out as transgender on Tuesday (1 December), revealing that his pronouns are he/they and that his name is Elliot.

Within hours of Page coming out, the streaming giant had updated Elliot’s name on all of his past projects that are available on Netflix, including The Umbrella AcademyInception and Tales of the City.

Page’s actor profile has also been updated on IMDb to reflect his correct name and pronouns.

Netflix has won praise from fans for quickly updating Elliot’s name after he came out as transgender.

Netflix also heaped praise on the star after he came out in a Twitter post on Tuesday (1 December), tweeting: “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!” referring to his role as Vanya Hargreeves in the Netflix original series.

Elliot Page came out as transgender in a post shared on Twitter

Elliot Page opened up about his gender identity in a post shared on Twitter on Tuesday in which he declared his pride in being transgender and opened up about his fear about the “invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and violence” that come with being openly trans.

The actor, who made his breakthrough in Juno, wrote: “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.”

Elliot Page, who has long been a vocal advocate for the LGBT+ community, said he feels “overwhelming gratitude” for those who have supported him along his journey, including those in the trans community.

“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” he wrote.

“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.”

Asking for “patience” as he navigates his identity, Page addressed the “staggering” statistics of violence against trans people.

“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.”

Acknowledging that at least 40 trans people have been murdered in the US alone in 2020, Page directly addressed the likes of Donald Trump – “the political leaders who work to criminalise trans health care and deny our right to exist”, as well as “all those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community”.

More: coming out, Elliot Page, IMDb, Inception, Juno, netflix, pronouns, The Umbrella Academy, Trans

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