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• Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, the star of "Juno," "Inception" and "The Umbrella Academy," came out as transgender Tuesday in an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. "I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer," Page said in a statement posted on social media. Page, the 33-year-old actor from Nova Scotia, broke out in Jason Reitman's 2007 film "Juno" in a performance as a pregnant teenager that earned him an Academy Award nomination. Page said his decision to come out as trans, which also involved changing his first name from Ellen, came after a long journey and with much support from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self," Page wrote. "I've been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive," added Page, who said his pronouns are "he" and "they." Page signed his statement with the words, "All my love, Elliot." The announcement was celebrated widely on social media by LGBT rights advocates and many in the film industry. Netflix, maker of the comic book series "The Umbrella Academy," said, "So proud of our superhero! We love you Elliot!" Nick Adams, GLAAD's Director of Transgender Media, said Page "will now be an inspiration to countless trans and nonbinary people."

• Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, will spend Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of their Sandringham country estate for the first time in decades. Buckingham Palace officials said Tuesday that the monarch, 94, and her 99-year-old husband may see some members of their family briefly in accordance with guidelines, but Christmas celebrations will likely involve just the couple. "Having considered all the appropriate advice, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor," a spokeswoman said. The queen is not expected to attend church on Christmas Day to avoid large crowds of well-wishers gathering. The royal family spent many Christmases at Windsor Castle when the queen's children were small, but since the 1980s the royal family has celebrated Christmas and New Year at Sandringham in Norfolk in eastern England. Officials in the U.K. say coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed for five days over the holidays to allow people to travel to see friends and family. Three households can form a "Christmas bubble" and socialize from Dec. 23 to 27.

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