Elliot Page thanks fans for ‘love and support’ after transgender announcement
Actor Elliot Page has thanked fans for their “love and support” after coming out as transgender this month.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift.” The 33-year-old actor captioned his Instagram selfie.
Page went on: “Stay safe. Be there for each other.”
He tagged two transgender accounts @transanta – an online secret Santa project allowing people to donate to trans youth – and @translifeline, a telephone support hotline for trans people.
The actor signed off: “See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot”.
The Instagram post gained over a million likes in less than 12 hours and celebs including Jennifer Garner, James Gunn and Janelle Monae all commented.
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
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Part of his statement read: “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 be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.
“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey.
“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
As well as the positive message, Page also said he was “scared” of the discrimination he could now suffer, citing the high levels of violence towards transgender people.
Page also quoted a 40% rate of attempted suicide among the trans adult community.
Page, who is married to choreographer Emma Portner, is due to begin filming the third season of Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy early next year.
According to movie database IMDB, he is also voicing several animated film projects, due for release in 2022.
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Page will continue playing the lead role of Vanya in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, Variety reports. The show revolves around a band of estranged, adopted siblings with superpowers, who reunite after their father’s death. Vanya is the seventh child and the most powerful of the group. Page has starred in the superhero series, one of Netflix’s biggest original offerings, for the last two seasons.
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