- Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo took to Twitter to voice her support after Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page came out as a transgender man
- The SA star applauded Elliot's courage to be true to the person he is and sent hope that more respect and roles come his way
- Thembisa was one of many who supported his decision to announce his truth to the world and his coming-out tweet has been liked more than a million times
Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo took to social media to voice her support for Elliot Page after the actor came out and announced that he is a transgender man who goes by the pronouns "he/they".
Elliot, star of films like Juno and Inception, recently came out to the world via social media and the South African star applauded his courage to live as his authentic self.
Thembisa sent love to Elliot in her tweet as she hoped he saw more success in his career and that he was afforded respect after revealing his truth.
Thembisa's message was joined by others who voiced their support for the actor's bravery, and Elliot's coming-out tweet has been liked more than a million times.
@ZeynJoukhadar: "Saw the news about #ElliotPage last night & went to bed feeling such joy for him. My wish for all of us is that someday the first reaction to any transition is joy, because that's what a transition is: an affirmation that one deserves to feel happiness & embodiment on this earth."
Briefly.co.za recently reported on when the Juno and The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page released a statement coming out as a trans-man and that he is ready to live as his true self.
Elliot announced that he is transgender on his social media platforms and posted a statement that explained that the pronouns he goes by are “he/they”. The actor also opened up about learning to love himself and his continued support of the trans community as they remain marginalised and persecuted in all aspects of life.
Part of Elliot's statement read:
“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."
The Oscar-nominated actor thanked those who had supported him and asked for patience. He also expressed joy at being able to be himself, but also fear of the hate from those who deny queer people's humanity.
He ended his statement with words of hope and love to all trans people who are struggling, and promised to use his platform and privilege to make the world a better, more loving place:
“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."
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