Elliot Page Thanks Fans for Their Support After Coming Out as Transgender
Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, returned to Instagram for the first time since becoming a transgender and thanked his fans for their support.
The Oscar-nominated Juno star, currently starring on Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, shared a selfie on Sunday, December 20, less than three weeks after his gender identity was revealed. In the photo, Page appears in glasses and a black hoodie.
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you," wrote the star. "Your love and support was the greatest gift."
Page added, "Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you can, support @transanta and @translifeline. See you Xoxo Elliot in 2021."
Several celebrities have expressed their support for Page after his new post. Jennifer Garner, who starred with him in Juno and also played the mother of a withdrawn gay teenager in Love, Simon, 2018, commented, "Major, love you, Elliot." Pose star Indya Moore wrote, "I love you, sm!" Janelle Monáe, Laura Linney, Kate Mara, James Gunn and Shawn Ashmore also rallied behind Page.
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In his gender identity reveal, he wrote that he felt “overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people” who supported him on his journey, adding, “I can't begin to express how remarkable it is to finally love who I am enough am in order to pursue my authentic self. "
Page received online praise from a number of celebs as well as his wife Emma Portner, who wrote, "I'm so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I ask for patience & privacy too , but that you fervently support me in supporting the trans life every day. Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. I love you so much. "
In his original post, Page asked for "patience". He said, "My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is that although I am deeply happy right now and know how privileged I am, I am also afraid."
"I love that I'm trans," wrote Page. "And I love that I'm weird. And the more I hold on and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. For all trans people, dealing with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do anything to change this world for the better. Thank you for reading this. "
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