Elliot Page becomes first trans man to star on Time cover

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    By Hugo Greenhalgh

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – O scar-nominated actor Elliot Page will become the first transgender man to star on the front cover of Time when the magazine’s latest edition goes on sale on Friday.

    Page, 34, who was nominated for various awards for Oscar-winning 2007 independent film “Juno” and plays a leading role in the current Netflix hit “The Umbrella Academy”, announced he was trans in December.

    The actor wrote on Instagram at the time that he could not “begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”.

    Page follows in the footsteps of actor Laverne Cox, who became the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Time, a mark of mainstream media approval, in 2014 under the headline “The Transgender Tipping Point.”

    Page told Time he had long felt a disconnect between how the world saw him and how he felt himself.

    “I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself,” he said.