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Miley Cyrus leads support for Ellen Page as Umbrella Academy star comes out as trans and reveals new name Elliot


Elliot Page shared a heartfelt statement on social media (Picture: Getty)

Miley Cyrus has led the support as Ellen Page came out as transgender, revealing his name as Elliot.

The Umbrella Academy star, 33, confirmed the news in a heartfelt statement, explaining he felt ‘lucky’ to have ‘arrived at this place’ in life.

Right on cue, he was flooded with support from all across social media, with co-stars and pals leading up to shower him in love.

Sliding in underneath Elliot’s Instagram page, Miley simply penned: ‘Elliot rules,’ with a string of black heart emoji.

His wife, Emma Portner, shared on her own page: ‘I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. 

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

Miley Cyrus shared a sweet message under Elliot’s Instagram page (Picture: Instagram)

‘Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.’

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus tweeted: ‘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.’

James Gunn replied: ‘Elliot, I love you, am proud of you, and admire you. 

‘Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us.’

Instagram’s official page got in on the action, commenting: ‘Hello Elliot and thanks for you using your voice and sharing story.’

The Umbrella Academy Instagram profile wrote: ‘So proud of our superhero!! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!’

As Netflix added: ‘So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! 

‘Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!’

Honestly, so much same.

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. 

Fans and famous friends poured in with support for Elliot (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’

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