Elliot Page melts hearts by modelling ‘rad’ Protect Trans Kids sweater made by non-binary artist
Elliot Page is melting hearts after posting a photo wearing a “Protect Trans Kids” sweatshirt.
The actor gave a shout out to the trans and non-binary designer in his Instagram caption and called the sweater “rad.”
The sweatshirt has been designed by independent artist MegEmikoArt and it’s available from Etsy here.
They have also confirmed that 30 per cent of proceeds are donated to Marsha P Johnson Institute, who support Black transgender folks.
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Page came out as trans in December 2020, writing on social media: “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.”
Since then the Umbrella Academy star has shared his “trans joy” on social media, with a shirtless photo wearing his first pair of swimming trunks.
His latest picture, wearing a “Protect Trans Kids” jumper received an amazing response from his Instagram followers, including the creator of the sweatshirt.
Meg, a trans and non-binary artist who runs Etsy store MegEmikoArt, commented: “Ahh!! 😭❤️ thank you so much, Elliot! It’s such an honor to see you wearing my apparel!”.
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Somebody else was pretty ecstatic saying, “wow i am now matching with Elliot Page i am so excited,” while another rightfully said, “I wish everyone felt that way.”
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Plus a cute grandma had everyone in tears with a comment that read: “As a grandmother to two gay kids I send my love and gratitude. We have an Elliot grandson who is so proud you chose his name.”
The sweatshirt is from Meg’s Etsy store and features a variety of apparel with empowering messages including “Protect Black Lives”, “Stop Asian Hate” and “You Are Valid”.
The items feature designs in different Pride flag colours including the lesbian, trans, bisexual, pansexual and asexual flags.
Their range also includes sweatshirts and t-shirts featuring pronouns as well as ones with “Ally” across the front.