Everyone is sending love to Elliot Page after he came out on Twitter

Elliot Page
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Celebrities, companies, and just about everyone else on the internet is celebrating with Elliot Page today after the actor came out as transgender.

“I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” he wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

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The Juno and Umbrella Academy star has a reputation for being a genuinely nice person and the outpouring of love for him after he shared his truth with the world has been remarkable. The actor’s chosen name, Elliot, quickly started trending on Twitter.

From actors Mia Farrow and Alyssa Milano to the movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes, Page activated a worldwide support network with one tweet. Sony’s account quietly corrected a follower who used the wrong pronoun for Page even.

“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey,” Page wrote in his statement, acknowledging “how much privilege I carry.”

“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.

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