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21 December 2020 14:43

The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page has thanked fans for their support after coming out as transgender.

Elliot Page has thanked fans for their support since he came out as trans. Ealier this month, the actor shared a statement posted on social media in which he said that he is "proud to share that I am trans" and that his pronouns are he/they. "I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey," he continued. The actor, who came out as gay in 2014, went on to say how he could not "begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self". Page added: "I love that I am trans.

And I love that I am queer." Now, in his first social media post since he came out, Page has thanked fans for showing him support during this time. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift," he wrote in the caption below a selfie. INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the INDY/LIFE newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here "Stay safe. Be there for each other," Page added before asking fans to support two charities: Trans Santa and Trans Lifelife, if they can.

The former is a gifting service that allows people to anonymously buy Christmas presents for young trans people in need while the latter is a crisis hotline for people in the transgender community. Page concluded: "See you in 2021. The Juno star's post has garnered more than 1.5m likes and thousands of comments from fans and fellow celebrities. "I wish you the happiest and safest life journey with every blessing, filled with love and joy," commented Sharon Stone. The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page has thanked fans for their support after coming out as transgender. Earlier this month, the Juno actor announced on social media that his pronouns are he/they and his name is Elliot. Returning to Instagram on Sunday (December 20) for the first time since the announcement, Elliot thanked fans for their "love and support", describing it as "the greatest gift". He also encouraged fans to donate to transgender initiatives and charities if they can afford to do so. @elliotpage Instagram Related: Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page announces he is transgender "From the bottom of my heart, thank you," Elliot wrote. "Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. "If you are able, support TranSanta and Trans Lifeline. Xoxo Elliot" The post follows an outpouring of support from Elliot's celebrity friends, including Avengers star Mark Ruffalo, Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox and Oscar winner Julianne Moore. This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Related: Umbrella Academy boss shares picture with new season 3 details Having previously appeared in the X-Men series and Inception, Elliot currently stars as Vanya Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy. Commenting on his transgender announcement post, the show's Instagram handle wrote: "So proud of our superhero!! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!" Netflix has already officially renewed the show for a third season, with production on The Umbrella Academy season 3 set to begin in February. The Umbrella Academy seasons 1-2 are now streaming on Netflix. Digital Spy has launched its first-ever digital magazine with exclusive features, interviews, and videos. Check it out with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+. Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox - and don't forget to join our Watch This Facebook Group for daily TV recommendations and discussions with other readers. Louise McCreesh Louise McCreesh is a freelance news writer at Digital Spy. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io