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Elliot Page's Wife Posted A Sweet Message Of Pride And Support After He Came Out As Trans

"Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself."

Elliot Page, known for his roles in Juno and The Umbrella Academy, came out as trans on Tuesday in a statement posted to his social media accounts.

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"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," the actor wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."

Elliot went on to express his "overwhelming gratitude" for the support he's received throughout his journey, and addressed the "insidious and cruel" discrimination trans people face on a daily basis.

"The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared," he wrote.

He 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."

Fellow celebrities, including many of Elliot's Umbrella Academy costars, flooded his Twitter and Instagram posts with messages of love, support, and congratulations.

welcome to the fam, elliot. ♥️ https://t.co/ElqkV1NjIh

I am very proud to support my friend @TheElliotPage , and very impressed by their strength! 💜 https://t.co/fFKWiLpqGN

Congrats to Elliot Page. Never met you, don’t know you at all, but you, your compassion, and your bravery have my love and support. 🏳️‍⚧️ https://t.co/8DB6iG3DCQ

And among Elliot's supporters was his wife, dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, who reposted his statement on her own Instagram account alongside a sweet message.

"I am so proud of @elliotpage," she wrote. "Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world."

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"I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day," Emma continued.

She added: "Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself."

"Shine on sweet E," Emma concluded. "Love you so much."

Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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