“From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and your support have been the best gift ”. With this message in Instagram Along with a selfie, actor Elliot Page thanked his followers for all the support received 20 days after communicating that he is transgender. Page, who has accompanied his publication with a selfie in which he is shown for the first time after his announcement, also wanted to remember the situation due to the coronavirus pandemic that is being experienced around the world and has asked for caution. “Stay safe. Be there for each other. See you in 2021, Elliot ”, the actor said goodbye before recommending to his fans two new associations dedicated to the trans community that he supports, Trans Santa and Trans Lifeline.
This is the first publication made by the 33-year-old interpreter whose role in Juno He earned him an Oscar nomination in 2008, since last December 1 he decided to announce that he was transgender and asked everyone to address him as Elliot from now on and not as Ellen, as he was known until then. “Hello friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot. I love being trans. And I love to be queer. And the more I hug myself and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I prosper “, wrote the actor of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
In his first text, he already thanked all those who have accompanied him on his journey and have pushed him to show themselves without fear: “I feel enormous gratitude towards the incredible people who have supported me throughout this journey. I can’t express how extraordinarily good I feel after pursuing my authentic self and finally loving who I am. Many in the trans community have inspired me infinitely. Thank you for your courage, your generosity, and your unceasing work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer all the support I can and will continue to fight for a more loving and egalitarian society. “
Since Page made his homosexuality public in February 2014, he has become one of the most combative LGTBI + activists in Hollywood. He decided to publicly announce that he was gay at age 26, during a human rights conference. “I am here today because I am homosexual. And because perhaps it can cause a positive effect. Help others make life easier and more hopeful. I feel that I have a personal obligation and a social responsibility in all this, ”he said in a meaningful speech, in which he condemned the standards established in the film industry.
Although he is a very discreet person with his private life, the actor has not hesitated to speak on numerous occasions about his relationship with the dancer Emma Portner, whom he secretly married two years ago. With her, he seems to have found the happiness and support necessary to find himself and explore his identity with complete freedom. Portner has also shown his support in public at this time. “Love you very much. Elliot’s existence is a gift in itself. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and privacy, but that you accompany me in the fervent support of trans life every day, “said the dancer after her husband’s statement.
It has not been the only support that Page has received. Many of his colleagues have also sent him messages of affection in public throughout these weeks. “All my love to you, Elliot,” actress Jennifer Garner, who was his partner in Juno.
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