Elliot Page thanks for ‘love and support’ after coming out as transgender

Elliott Page thanked fans for their support after coming out as transgender earlier this month.

On Sunday, Page 33 posted a selfie with a pair of glasses and a black hoodie on Instagram. He wrote in the caption, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Your love and support has been the greatest gift. “

“Be safe. Stay tuned for each other. If you’re able, support @transanta and @translifeline. See you in 2021. Zoxo Elliott,” their message ended.

Page tagged two LGBTQ projects in his post. Trans Lifeline is a peer support and crisis hotline for transgender people, and a social media campaign created by Trans Santa “Pause” star India Moore to present children in need most this holiday season is.

The “Umbrella Academy” star announces that she is transgender on Tuesday, December 1, penning a message on her Instagram.

“Hi guys, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are that / they and my name is Elliot,” Page wrote. “I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To come to this place in my life.

“I think I feel so thankful for the incredible people who have supported me on this journey. I can’t begin to express how loving it ultimately feels to be able to pursue my authentic self Enough is enough, ”the message continued.

He said, “I also ask to be patient. My enjoyment is real, but also delicate. The truth is that I am feeling very happy right now and despite knowing how privileged I am, I am also scared. “

“I fear invasiveness, hate, and jokes’ and violence. To be clear, I am not trying to downplay a moment that is joyful and that I celebrate, but I want to address the whole picture. “The statistics are staggering. Discrimination against trans people is prevalent, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. “

Page shared that in 2020, at least 40 trans people have been murdered so far, most of them Black or LatinX.

“I think I’m trans. And I love that I queue up. And the more I keep myself near and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I am thrilled, “he wrote.” All of them. People, who deal with harassment, self-loading, abuse and threats of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to make this world better. “

Page’s wife, Emma Portner, shared her support in the now-deleted Instagram post.

“I’m very proud of @elliotpage,” Portner wrote. “Trance, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and privacy, but you support me every single day in fervent support of trans life. Elliot’s existence is a gift in itself . Sweet e. Love you so much. “

This story was originally published on TODAY.com.

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