After the news broke on Monday that actor, Elliot Page, had come out as transgender, support has been pouring in from a whole array of celebrities and famous figures, including Caitlyn Jenner, who had some wise words for the star.
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As a prominent member of the trans community, she decided to offer some words of comfort for Elliot Page during this time.
The actor first rose to mainstream prominence from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy.
He was lavished with praise for his performance, even bagging the Austin Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Actress.
Juno, of course!
His other notable roles include Kitty Pryde in the X-Men franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Whip It!, and Sony’s reboot of Flatliners.
Producing and starring in flicks such as Tallulah and Freeheld.
He marked his directorial debut examining environmental racism faced by people of color, as per Variety.
You may also recognize the star for his role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.
And has long been an advocate for the community.
But yesterday, he further enriched his legacy with an unexpected announcement.
In the deeply personal essay, he began:
“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.”
“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. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
“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. To all the 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,” Page continued.
“My joy is real, but it is also fragile,” he wrote
“The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.”
“I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture.”
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”
But from an array of celebrities and public figures including a prominent figure of the trans community, Caitlyn Jenner.
“Wishing you peace in your soul. Love and happiness to you.”
We wish Elliot all the best in his new journey.