Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page will become the first transgender man to star on the front cover of Time magazine.
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.” Since then, trans rights have been the focus of a fierce debate around the world.
In 2017, then President Trump announced a ban on trans personnel joining the U.S. military, a ruling overturned by his successor, Joe Biden.