Elliot Page Trends as Fans Counter Transphobic Posts Deadnaming the Actor

Elliot Page fans come to the actor’s defense after a viral post on social media led to transgender hate attacks and murders.

Elliot Page has been trending recently on social media as a result of anti-transgender posts that were Umbrella Academy He was called an asterisk (the act of calling a passing person by his or her former name without consent).

Fans on Twitter were quick to defend Paige when someone shared a clip of the actor from 2019 and used his dead name. The individual defended himself the next day by noting that the clip was from the year prior to the Page’s page that had appeared publicly as transgressive, but others used the controversy as an excuse to attack the Page.

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“Hey friends, I want to share with you that I am transgender, their pronouns are he/she and my name is Elliot,” the page shared in December 2020 when they came out as transgender and non-binary. “I feel so lucky to be writing this. To be here. I have come to such a place in my life. I am so grateful for the wonderful people who have supported me throughout this journey. I can’t begin to express how amazing it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my true self.” I have been inspired by so many in the endless transgender community. Thank you for your courage, generosity and hard work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will give all the support I can and will continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”

“Elliot Page has given us great characters on screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all members of the LGBTQ community,” added Nick Adams, GLAAD Director for Transgender Media, Nick Adams. “He will now inspire countless transgender and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be who we are and be accepted for who we are. Today we celebrate Elliott’s wonderful page.”

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Shortly after Page’s announcement, it was confirmed that the actor would continue to play Vanya Hargreaves on Netflix’s Umbrella AcademyThe operator has even updated all of his previous credits to remove his dead name.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift,” the page shared later that month. “Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you’re able, support transanta and translifeline. See you in 2021. Xoxo Elliot.”

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