Celebrities and fans alike are coming together to support Elliot Page after coming out as transgender earlier this evening.
The ‘Umbrella Academy’ star took to Instagram to share the announcement with his 3.3 million followers. In the letter, Elliot started off by saying how “lucky” he feels to have “arrived at this place in [his] life.” Elliot also stated that despite feeling in love with himself and finally able to pursue his authenticity, there is still so much that is scary.
Elliot continued by saying that his “joy is fragile” as trans people still receive a lot of discrimination and violence; “in 2020 alone/ at least 40 transgender people have been murdered.” He continued to say that despite these attacks; “we won’t be silent.”
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The post immediately received a lot of attention, racking up just short of a million likes in a matter of hours. Fans and celebrities did not hold back and showered Elliot with the love and support that he truly deserves. Among these comments, Miley Cyrus wrote: “Elliot rules!” The official ‘Umbrella Academy’ account also commented: “So proud of our superhero!! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!”
Needless to say, we can’t be happier for Elliot finally being able to pursue his true authentic self!