Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page receives outpouring of love after coming out as trans: ‘He is a beacon of hope’
Umbrella Academy and Juno star Elliot Page has received an outpouring of love and support after publicly coming out as trans.
Elliot Page declared his pride in being transgender in social media posts on Tuesday (1 December), and opened up about his fear about the “invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and violence” that might accompany his public coming out.
The actor wrote: “Hi friends, 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.”
His post prompted celebrities and fans around the world to congratulate him, and send love and support.
Trans activist and US army veteran Charlotte Clymer wrote on Twitter: “Elliot Page is a being a leader and beacon of hope to countless trans and non-binary people in this moment, and we are grateful for him.”
Elliot Page is a being a leader and beacon of hope to countless trans and non-binary people in this moment, and we are grateful for him. ❤️ https://t.co/BHNInJ18EB
— Charlotte Clymer ?️? (@cmclymer) December 1, 2020
RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Matthews wrote: “I’ve never met Elliot Page, though I’ve been at events and shyly waved.
“I’ve been a huge fan ever since Juno and – in real life – get nervous around people I adore. So I’ve just enjoyed his work – films and docs – from afar. Next time I’m not only saying hi, I’m saying: ‘Thank you.'”
I’ve never met Elliot Page, tho I’ve been at events & shyly waved. I’ve been a huge fan ever since “Juno” and – in real life – get nervous around people I adore. So I’ve just enjoyed his work – films & docs – from afar. Next time I’m not only saying hi, I’m saying “Thank you.” ❤️
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) December 1, 2020
Activist Raquel Willis responded to Page: “Your heart has always been big and you’ve used your platform to show up for the entire community for years. Thanks for the gift of your truth!”
Miley Cyrus responded on Instagram: “Elliot rules!”
True Blood star Anna Paquin wrote: “Sending you ALL the love and support Elliot! And just to save some time to EVERYONE who is being hateful/transphobic/homophobic YOU CAN ALL F**K OFF. Elliot is a f**king warrior and treasure of a human being.”
Ruby Rose added: “Love love love you.”
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The Umbrella Academy Instagram account responded: “So proud of our superhero!! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!”
Page’s wife, dancer Emma Portner, also shared his post on her own Instagram account and wrote: “I am so proud of Elliot Page.
“Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and 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.”