Elliot Page took to his Instagram for the first time since coming out as transgender and thanked his fans for all their love and support. Formerly known as Ellen Page, the Oscar-nominated star currently is part of the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy.
He shared a selfie on his social media handle after announcing the news about his gender identity. The actor was wearing glasses and a black hoodie as he thanked his fans from the bottom of his heart. He added, “Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot.”
Various celebrities had expressed their support for Elliot after his recent post. His former co-star, Jennifer Garner commented, “Major, huge love to you, Elliot.” Even Pose star, Indya Moore expressed and sent him love. Other celebrities included Shawn Ashmore, Janelle Monae, Laura Linney, Kate Mara, James Gunn.
Elliot expressed an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the incredible people who supported him along his journey. Further in his gender identity reveal, he added, “Major, huge love to you, Elliot.”
The actor was further showered with support from his wife, Emma Portner. She wrote how proud she was of him and added that trans, queer, and non-binary people are a gift to the world. Emma wrote, “I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.”
Elliot had asked for patience in his original post as he shared his joy is real but it is fragile. He expressed that despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege he carries, he is also scared.
He shared that he loves he is trans. The actor further wrote, “And I love that I am queer. And 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. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better. Thank you for reading this.”