Elliot Page has long been an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and, after the actor came out as a non-binary, transgender person earlier this month, he received a wave of support from across the web. Kind words came from a number of stars, including his castmates from Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Now, Page has taken to social media to share his gratitude for the support, while stars like Jennifer Garner continue to reach out.
In a recent Instagram post, Elliot Page took the time to share a selfie and thank those who have shown their support since he came out. The actor also used the opportunity to encourage his followers to support TranSanta, an initiative that seeks to provide gifts for transgender youth in need, and Trans Lifeline, a crisis hotline that provides support for transgender people. Check out his post down below:
The amount of positive energy surrounding Elliot Page’s announcement was nice to see, and it’s still going strong. Sometime after he posted the message, Jennifer Garner, who worked with Page on 2007’s Juno, lent her support to her former co-star saying, “Major, huge love to you, Elliot.”
Garner’s comment would be the first of a few positive comments that would follow. Page’s Freeheld co-star, Julianne Moore, also chimed in with a short and sweet, “Love u.” Sharon Stone also commented, wishing Page “the happiest and safest life journey with every blessing, filled with love and joy.”
Elliot Page has been a well-known and well-loved actor for years now, having starred alongside a variety of stars in films ranging from Juno and Super to Inception and Whip It. But as mentioned, the actor has always used his platform to show support for others.
During his career, Page has done work with The Human Rights Campaign and actually came out as a gay woman when during the organization’s THRIVE conference back in 2014. By doing this, Page may have helped those who could have been having a hard time coming to terms with their sexuality.
The actor has also been a vocal supporter for those who have experienced abuse, especially within the entertainment industry. Page did so by detailing his experiences with X-Men: The Last Stand director, Brett Ratner, who outed his sexual preference while he was working on set. Others like Page’s X-Men co-star, Anna Paquin, came to his defense and corroborated the claims, which helped to spark a serious conversation about the industry.
With all that Elliot Page has done for so many over the years, it’s truly fitting that he receives that same measure of love. The actor has a bright future ahead of him, and we’ll be waiting intently for his upcoming projects, including the third season of The Umbrella Academy.
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