Elliot Page shows off his chest in a photo posted to his Instagram account. It’s his first shirtless post since coming out in December as transgender.
Elliot Page reveals his chest and abs for the first time since coming out of the closet
“Trans bb’s first swimsuits,” the actor wrote in the caption. The post has already garnered more than 1.2 million likes in less than three hours
The Academy Award-nominated performer who currently stars in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy and is best known for appearing in the film Juno, announced his transition just before the massive anti-transgender campaign began in U.S. state legislatures.
Page has been an outspoken and longtime advocate who has continued to speak out against what he called the “horrible” wave of legislation.
In a meeting with Time in March, Page shared that he has felt like a child since he was nine years old .
“I felt like a kid,” the star said, recalling when he was allowed to cut his hair once when he was nine. “I wanted to be a kid. I would ask my mom if I could be one day.”
She got her first TV movie role when she was 10, playing a girl. She had to wear a wig and grew her hair out.
And at that point, his appearance was no longer a decision over which he had total control since he was a professional actor, got roles in independent films as a teenager, had to present himself as feminine for red carpets and other media events.
“I never recognized myself,” Page said. “For a long time I couldn’t even look at a picture of myself.”