After years of quietly battling gender dysphoria, the Juno alum came out as transgender in December 2020. “My pleasure is actual, however it is usually fragile,” he wrote in a social media assertion on the time. “The reality is, regardless of feeling profoundly glad proper now and understanding how a lot privilege I carry, I’m additionally scared. I am fearful of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence.”
He added, “To all trans individuals who cope with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the specter of violence on daily basis: I see you, I really like you and I’ll do every little thing I can to alter this world for the higher.”
True to his phrase, Elliot has since continued to be open about his journey, together with his recovery from top surgery. “Dysphoria was particularly rife in the summertime,” he captioned a shirtless selfie in Could. “No layers, only a T-shirt – or layers and oh so sweaty – continually wanting down, readjusting my outsized T. It feels so f’ing good soaking within the solar now, I by no means thought I might expertise this, the enjoyment I really feel in my physique.”
The Umbrella Academy star additionally detailed his transition in his newly launched memoir, Pageboy.