Elliot Page posted his first selfie since revealing he was both nonbinary and transgender earlier this month in an Instagram post Sunday. He also used the moment to urge support for two transgender support groups.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you,” Page wrote in a brief message. “Your love and support has been the greatest gift.”
The post included a selfie of himself wearing a black hoodie and wire-rimmed glasses. Page took the opportunity to urge fans to donate to TranSanta and Trans Lifeline. According to their social media, Trans Lifeline provides a crisis hotline and peer support in both English and Spanish for trans people. TranSanta is an effort from Indya Moore, Chase Strangio, Kyle Lasky, and Pidgeon Pagonis, that allows people to anonymously deliver gifts to trans youth.
The star of the 2007 indie hit Juno, Page has received support from enthusiastic fans and friends with his most recent message. Jennifer Garner, Ian Daniels, and others all commented with messages of positivity. He received similar support with his coming out post.
“I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Page wrote in that post on December 1. “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.”
Page went on to say he would offer whatever support he could and to “strive for a more loving and equal society.”
His choreographer wife, Emma Portner, famously showed her own support in the face of trolls following Page’s original coming out post.
“But now you know you have a husband,” one person posted on Portner’s Instagram post. “I hope you are not a lesbian.”
“I hope you know my sexual preferences and gender identity are none of your business,” she wrote back. “For me to decide, thank you. Release your labels of me. I am as fluid as can be.”
Regardless of the haters, Page continues to set an example of helping others through affirmation and much-need support.
“Stay safe,” he concluded in his post. “Be there for each other.”