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Elliot Page Embraces Trans Joy With Shirtless Photo

Elliot Page Embraces Trans Joy With Shirtless Photo

Elliot Page

The actor commented on how gender-affirming care has enhanced his life.

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Actor Elliot Page has shared a moment of trans joy on Instagram.

Page, who is transgender and nonbinary, posted a photo of himself shirtless.

“Dysphoria used to be especially rife in the summer,” he wrote. “No layers, just a T-shirt — or layers and oh so sweaty — constantly looking down, readjusting my oversized T. It feels so f’ing good soaking in the sun now, I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body. I am so grateful for what gender affirming care has allowed me and I look forward to sharing more of my journey soon.”

Page concluded with the hashtag #transjoy.

Reaction to the photo, posted Wednesday, includes over a million likes and many supportive comments about gender-affirming care. The provision of this care is under attack in state legislatures around the nation, with nearly 20 states having enacted laws or policies banning the treatments for trans minors and several others considering bans. “The government should not be forcing people back into closets,” one commenter wrote.

Page, star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, and more, came out as trans in December 2021. They have become a vocal advocate for trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people, appearing on the cover of Time and speaking out against oppressive legislation.

The actor has a memoir, Pageboy,coming out June 6. He will be on a book tour beginning that day and scheduled to include appearances in New York City; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Madison, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; London; Berlin; Cologne, Germany; and Manchester, England.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.