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:
@TheElliotPage You’re amazing! My trans son looks up to you. We always bought him trunks. Soon, he can take off the t-shirt. Thank you 😊
@TheElliotPage As the Mom of a trans boi the smile says it all. You bring me joy simply by living your life!!! You… https://t.co/Rd9659e2FM
— Erin Kotecki Vest (@Erin Kotecki Vest)
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.
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.”