In a statement posted to Twitter, Elliot wrote that he feels "overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey," and that he "can't express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."
The Oscar-nominated actor wrote that his "joy is real, but it is also fragile," and added that sharing this news with the world makes him feel "scared."
I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the "jokes" and of violence... 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 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women.