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Emma Portner 'so proud' of Elliot Page
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Emma Portner 'so proud' of Elliot Page

Emma Portner 'so proud' of Elliot Page

Emma Portner is "so proud" of Elliot Page.

The dancer and choreographer spoke out in support of her spouse after the actor - who was formerly known as Ellen Page - came out as transgender.

She wrote: "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 of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much (sic)"

And Elliot - who married Emma in 2018 - previously admitted he "feels lucky" but admits whilst there is much joy, he is "scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence".

He wrote: "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 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. The statistics are staggering."

Elliot vowed to do all he can to "change the world for the better" for trans people.

He added: "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 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."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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