Elliot Page receives overwhelming support after sharing poolside picture of his ‘first swim trunks’
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Elliot Page has received overwhelming support after posting a photo on social media in swim trunks captioned: “Trans bb’s first swim trunks”.

Posting on Instagram and Twitter, the actor celebrated his trip to the pool, adding the hashtags “#transjoy” and “#transisbeautiful”.

It comes after the Juno actor announced he is transgender in December last year and underwent top surgery.

Writing in an open letter posted on Twitter, he said: “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. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”.

And now, reacting to the photo he has posted people praised the actor:

We love to see it.

Page is known for an Oscar-nominated role in 2007 coming-of-age drama Juno and for playing The White Violin in Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy.

In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Page said it was “imperative” to publicly come out as transgender at a time the community feels under attack.

He said: “I was expressing this to people in my life much before posting that letter and telling people for the first time and knowing I wanted a moment to become comfortable in myself and to be able to get to that point.

“For me, in this time we’re in right now and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so.”

Page was referencing a wave of laws in states across the US limiting young transgender people from accessing certain medical treatments or in some cases participating in sports.

Winfrey also asked Page what part of his transition had brought him the most joy.

An emotional Page said: “Getting out of the shower and the towel’s around your waist and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re just like, ‘there I am’. And I’m not having the moment where I’m panicked, I’m not having all these little moments that used to be…

“Just being in a T-shirt. It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body for the, probably the first time. Tears of joy.”

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