Elliot Page Says It Felt ‘Imperative’ To Come Out In 1st Interviews As An Openly Trans Man

Elliot Page has taken part in his first interview since coming out as an openly trans man, speaking to trans journalist Thomas Page McBee for Vanity Fair.

The Oscar-nominated star revealed that he knew he was trans from a young age and that finally coming out as an openly trans man feels “beautiful and extraordinary.”

“All trans people are so different, and my story’s absolutely just my story. But yes, when I was a little kid, absolutely, 100 per cent, I was a boy,” Elliot Page told the journo.

“I knew I was a boy when I was a toddler. I was writing fake love letters and signing them ‘Jason.’

“Every little aspect of my life, that is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be.

“I just couldn’t understand when I’d be told, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be that when you’re older’.

“You feel it. Now I’m finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am, and it’s so beautiful and extraordinary, and there’s a grief to it in a way.”

In addition to the Vanity Fair article (which you can read in full here), Elliot Page has also taken part in his first sit-down video interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is set to drop on Apple TV+ this Friday.

In a teaser clip posted to Instagram, Elliot Page discusses his decision to come out with Oprah.

“For me, I think in this time we’re in right now, and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so,” Page said.

Elliot Page came out as gay in 2014, before coming out as a transgender male in December last year.