Elliot Page keeps a low profile while seen for the first time since coming out as trans – Daily Mail

Elliot Page kept a low profile while out and about in Toronto, Canada last Sunday, spotted for the first time since coming out as transgender late last year, ahead of news he and wife Emma Portner were divorcing.

The Umbrella Academy star, 34, stayed under the radar with some choice accessories, hiding his face with a mask, hat and sunglasses as he walked his dog Mo around town.

The actor went for pure comfort during the chilly outing where he bundled up in a black hoodies, jeans and a pair of boots, later tossing on a brick-hued flannel for extra warmth. 

Out and about: Elliot Page was seen out for the first time since sharing he is transgender back in Decemeber 2020 during a Sunday outing in Toronto, Canada

Out and about: Elliot Page was seen out for the first time since sharing he is transgender back in Decemeber 2020 during a Sunday outing in Toronto, Canada

Out and about: Elliot Page was seen out for the first time since sharing he is transgender back in Decemeber 2020 during a Sunday outing in Toronto, Canada 

Page carried his things in a backpack, which was looped to Mo’s leash at one point.

The star looked happy and healthy while hanging out in Toronto, where they are currently shooting their Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy.

Elliot publicly game out as transgender and non-binary in December 2020 in a statement on social media, writing: ‘Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.

‘I feel lucky to be writing this. To have arrived at this place in my life.’

At the time, Elliot asked his followers and fans for ‘patience’, admitting that he was ‘scared’ of the ‘invasiveness, the hate, the jokes, and of the violence’ in the wake of his announcement.

‘My job is real, but it is also fragile,’ the actor said, adding: ‘The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.’

Unattached: The Umbrella Academy star's outing also comes in the wake of his divorce from wife Emma Portner, filed in January 2021

Unattached: The Umbrella Academy star's outing also comes in the wake of his divorce from wife Emma Portner, filed in January 2021

Unattached: The Umbrella Academy star’s outing also comes in the wake of his divorce from wife Emma Portner, filed in January 2021

Low-key: The 34-year-old talent stayed under the radar with some choice accessories, hiding his face with a mask and sunglasses as he walked his dog Mo around town

Low-key: The 34-year-old talent stayed under the radar with some choice accessories, hiding his face with a mask and sunglasses as he walked his dog Mo around town

Low-key: The 34-year-old talent stayed under the radar with some choice accessories, hiding his face with a mask and sunglasses as he walked his dog Mo around town

Comfy: The actor went for pure comfort during the chilly outing where he bundled up in a black hoodies, jeans and a pair of boots

Comfy: The actor went for pure comfort during the chilly outing where he bundled up in a black hoodies, jeans and a pair of boots

Comfy: The actor went for pure comfort during the chilly outing where he bundled up in a black hoodies, jeans and a pair of boots

Not long after he and wife Portner filed for divorce, though his reps told DailyMail.com the pair ‘separated last summer’, before the actor came out.

‘After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,’ the statement said. ‘We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.’

Last month Elliot made history as the first trans-masculine person to cover Time magazine.

(The magazine previously featured actress Laverne Cox on the cover in May 2014 and had an
 issue covering non-binary people in March 2017.)

Layers: Later on during the walk he tossed on a brick-hued flannel for extra warmth

Layers: Later on during the walk he tossed on a brick-hued flannel for extra warmth

Layers: Later on during the walk he tossed on a brick-hued flannel for extra warmth

Thriving: The star looked happy and healthy while hanging out in Toronto, where they are currently shooting their Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy

Thriving: The star looked happy and healthy while hanging out in Toronto, where they are currently shooting their Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy

Thriving: The star looked happy and healthy while hanging out in Toronto, where they are currently shooting their Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy

Practical: Elliot carried his things in a backpack, which was looped to Mo's leash at one point

Practical: Elliot carried his things in a backpack, which was looped to Mo's leash at one point

Practical: Elliot carried his things in a backpack, which was looped to Mo’s leash at one point

Elliot told Time that his transition and non-binary identity is a ‘complicated journey and an ongoing process.’ 

According to the feature’s writer, Page referred to himself as a ‘transgender guy’ during the interview ‘repeatedly,’ although GLAAD initially advised when he came out that he not be called a ‘man’, and instead be referred to as a ‘transgender person’.    

In the profile Elliot said he first ‘felt like a boy’ when he was nine years old and was allowed to cut his hair short for the first time.

‘I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday,’ he remembered.

Truth: Elliot publicly game out as transgender and non-binary in December 2020 in a statement on social media, writing 'I feel lucky to be writing this. To have arrived at this place in my life'

Truth: Elliot publicly game out as transgender and non-binary in December 2020 in a statement on social media, writing 'I feel lucky to be writing this. To have arrived at this place in my life'

Truth: Elliot publicly game out as transgender and non-binary in December 2020 in a statement on social media, writing ‘I feel lucky to be writing this. To have arrived at this place in my life’

 

But just months after he cut his hair short for the first time, Elliot landed his first professional acting job in Canadian TV movie Pit Pony, which required him to look and act like a stereotypical little girl, forcing him to grow his hair out again.

‘I became a professional actor at the age of 10 and pursuing that passion came with a difficult compromise,’ he shared. ‘Of course I had to look a certain way.’

The actor said that he was encouraged to act like a girl by his mother, Martha, who is the daughter of a minister and felt that she was ‘doing what was best’ for her child by urging her to behave in a particular way. 

Martha is, however ‘fully supportive’ of Elliot’s decision to come out, with the actor revealing: ‘She wants me to be who I am and supports me fully. 

‘It is a testament to how people really change.’ 

Coming into his own: Last month Elliot made history as the first trans-masculine person to cover Time magazine

Coming into his own: Last month Elliot made history as the first trans-masculine person to cover Time magazine

Coming into his own: Last month Elliot made history as the first trans-masculine person to cover Time magazine

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