Elliot Page Coming Out Is a Historic Moment for Trans Masculine Visibility

Elliot Page Coming Out Is a Historic Moment for Trans Masculine Visibility
By coming out as trans, Elliot Page has joined the ranks of transgender celebrities like Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner, and Chaz Bono — the first three photos that appear after a Google search for “famous trans people.” Notably, only Bono is trans masculine in the group, and while he is a trailblazer who came out during a much different time, his story is lesser known by the young people who would most benefit from his example. As a trans masculine person, I wish I had grown up with a role model like Elliot Page, and I am so happy for all the kids who get to live in a world where he can, as he so eloquently wrote, “love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”

There are many reasons why trans feminine identities have been more visible in the years that have seen a steady growth in trans media representation,
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