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Elliot Page Thanks Fans For Support After Coming Out As Trans

Elliot Page Thanks Fans For Support After Coming Out As Trans

Elliot Page has thanked fans for their support for the first time since he announced that he is transgender.

Page, who stars in The Umbrella Academy, shared a selfie on Instagram and wrote: "From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other."

He also directed fans to some charities that are close to his heart, adding: "If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline. See you in 2021. Xoxo Elliot."

In his statement at the beginning of the month, Page had said that he felt 'lucky to be writing this' and to have finally 'arrived at this place in my life'.

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Elliot Page. Credit: Instagram
Elliot Page. Credit: Instagram

He wrote: "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.

"I've been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place."

There was an outpouring of support for Page after he made the announcement, led by his partner Emma Portner.

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She shared a statement on her Instagram page that read: "Trans, queer and nonbinary people are a gift to this world,

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"I also ask for patience & 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."

Page also used his announcement as a platform to campaign for increased protection against the discrimination of trans people, stating that it is 'rife, insidious, and cruel' and results in 'horrific consequences'.

Page and his partner Emma Portner. Credit: PA
Page and his partner Emma Portner. Credit: PA
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He said: "In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women,

"To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands.

"Enough is enough. You aren't being 'cancelled', you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won't be silent in the face of your attacks."

He concluded: "I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.

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"To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."

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