Miley Cyrus has shared a touching message to Elliot Page after he came out as transgender. The actor, best known for roles like Juno and Netflix's superhero smash Umbrella Academy, shared a lengthy and passionate statement earlier this evening. He told that his pronouns are he/they, and his name is Elliot.
Miley shared a string of hearts, writing: "Elliot rules!"
And his wife, Emma Portner, added a gushing tribute. She penned: "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. Elliot's existence is a gift in and off itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."
Alyssa Milano thanked Elliot for his statement, while Netflix told him they were "so proud" and couldn't wait for his return in season three of Umbrella Academy.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn offered: "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."
And Mia Farrow chimed in: "Wishing you every blessing and happiness as you begin your new adventure dear Elliot!! How great! X."
Elliot had written: "Hi friends, 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 feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."
He added: "I've been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."
And he admitted he was feeling "scared" about his coming out, sharing concerns over the discrimination faced by trans people.
Elliot rounded off his post: "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. To all the 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."