Elliot Page's Umbrella Academy cast mates applaud star as he comes out as trans
Elliot Page’s Umbrella Academy cast mates have applauded them after they came out as transgender.
The actor, formally known as Ellen Page, expressed their ‘overwhelming gratitude’ for the people who have shown their support in a heartwarming statement which revealed their new pronouns.
A whole host of Elliot’s co-stars flooded the post with love immediately after, with the show’s official page kicking things off.
‘So proud of our superhero!! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!’ they wrote, on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Ben Hargreeves star Justin Min penned: ‘love you so much.’
Luther Hargreeves actor Tom Hopper said: ‘Elliot, I’m so proud of you and even prouder to call you family. All the love.’
The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman continued: ‘Proud of you, Elliot. Love you!!!’
Meanwhile, Jordan Robbins, who plays Grace Hargreeves, added: ‘So much love for you Elliot. You are amazing.’
Celebrities also flooded Elliot’s post with support, with Miley Cyrus leading the way.
Sliding in underneath Elliot’s Instagram page, Miley simply penned: ‘Elliot rules,’ with a string of black heart emoji.
Instagram’s official page also got in on the action, commenting: ‘Hello Elliot and thanks for you using your voice and sharing story.’
Elliot shared his news in a lengthy message, which began: ‘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 also ask for patience. My joy is real, but it is also fragile. 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.
‘The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences.’
‘In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women,’ he continued.
‘To the political leaders who work to criminalise trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands.
‘You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough.
‘You aren’t being “cancelled,” you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won’t be silent in the face of your attacks. I love that I am trans.’
‘And I love that I am queer. 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,’ Elliot concluded.
‘To all 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.
‘Thank you for reading this. All my love, Elliot.’
The Umbrella Academy is available to stream on Netflix.
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