Elliot Page, who recently came out publicly as transgender at the beginning of the month, has posted his first Instagram post since the announcement.
Page, known for roles in “Juno,” “Whip It,” and “The Umbrella Academy,” has been absent from social media since posting his coming out. In his most recent post, he thanks his fans for being by his side during the public transition and for their support.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you,” reads the Instagram caption. “Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline / See you in 2021 / Xoxo Elliot.”
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The Instagram caption also shouts out TranSanta and TransLifeline, two services for the trans community. While the TransLifeline is always available to provide support or counseling by trans people for trans people, the TranSanta project is temporary. The project, which was started this year by Indya Moore and friends, aims to connect trans youth in need of help this season with those willing to send gifts.
Earlier this month, Page announced on social media that his name is Elliot, that he would be using he/they pronouns moving forward, and that he identified as non-binary and trans. He immediately received an outpouring of support across the web, including from both celebrities and fans.
Dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, Page’s wife, says she was “so proud” of her significant other but that she requests patience and privacy. Portner also encouraged her followers to show “fervent support of trans life every single day” in a now-deleted Instagram post.
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive,” Page wrote in their coming-out post. “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.”