Elliot Page says he '100%' knew he was a boy from the time he was a toddler

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Elliot Page says he "100%" knew he was trans as a toddler and wrote fake love letters signed "Jason." Amanda Edwards/WireImage
  • Elliot Page says he's known his true gender since he was a toddler.

  • Page told Vanity Fair that he was a boy in "every little aspect of my life."

  • Page shared that he's a transgender man in an Instagram post in December 2020.

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Elliot Page says he "100%" knew he was a boy as "a little kid."

The "Juno" actor told Vanity Fair's Thomas Page McBee in an interview published on Wednesday that as a toddler, he was aware that he was a boy in "every little aspect of my life."

"That is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be," Page told the publication. "I just couldn't understand when I'd be told, 'No, you're not. No, you can't be that when you're older.'"

"Now I'm finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am," he continued "It's so beautiful and extraordinary, and there's a grief to it in a way."

He added that, as a child, he would write fake love letters and sign them "Jason."

Representatives for Page didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Page says he feels more 'comfortable and present' since coming out

Page shared he is a transgender man in a moving Instagram post last December.

In the post, he wrote that it felt "remarkable" to pursue his "authentic self" and thanked trans activists who had worked hard to make "this world a more inclusive and compassionate place."

"My joy is real, but it also fragile," Page said. "The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am scared."

He added: "I am scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture."

In the four months since his Instagram post, Page told McBee he's enjoyed being "able to just exist."

"I don't even know how long, [I am] really just being able to sit by myself, be on my own, be productive, and be creative," he said about his life since coming out, adding that he's had a "massive explosion of creativity" and is working on screenplays and music.

While speaking about the positive ways in which his life has changed in the last few months, Page also expressed concern about a number of anti-trans bills introduced by Republican lawmakers this year ranging from restricting doctors from providing healthcare to trans youth and banning trans children from playing certain sports.

"I feel so grateful to be at this place in my life, and I want to use the strength I have to help in all the ways that I can," Page told McBee. "The reason you and I have the privileges we have is because people have sacrificed so much for so, so, so long and put everything on the line."

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