Actor Elliot Page’s wife Emma Portner shared a sweet message of support for him coming out as transgender, and even managed to set one trolling commenter straight, so to speak.
Portner, 26, a professional dancer and choreographer, re-shared Elliot’s coming out post and added her own comments.
“I am so proud of Elliot Page. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” she wrote. “I also ask for patience and 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.”
Nearly all the response was supportive, but one commenter was having a hard time wrapping their head around Elliot and Emma’s relationship and somehow deemed it appropriate to snidely question Emma on it directly.
Related: Elliot Page, ‘Umbrella Academy’ star, comes out as transgender
“But now you know you have a husband. I hope you are not a lesbian,” they wrote.
Emma had the perfect response:
“I hope you know my sexual preferences and gender identity are none of your business,” she wrote. “For me to decide, thank you. Release your labels of me. I am as fluid as can be.”
The commenter wouldn’t stop, however, and continued to post unnecessary messages challenging Emma.
That’s when a fan jumped in, writing:
“Who you love is WHO YOU LOVE. It really is that simple. Emma loves [Elliot] because he is Elliot. Love is actually that all encompassing, and you seem like your life needs more of it.”
Hearts!! Not parts, as relevant as ever, a beautiful, loving couple, is just that.
If my husband wanted to become my wife, I think we’d divorce. I didn’t marry a woman and I don’t want one.
you’re an asshole & a bigot then. if you can’t love someone enough to be there through it all- you didn’t ever love them.
MissVamp, you’re the homophobic bigot that’s claiming homosexuality isn’t real. Some people are born gay and are attracted only to members of the same gender. Why are you here on this website insulting gay people for having same-sex attraction?
Surprise! This article isn’t about YOU.
Congrats to Elliot.
Eff you to all the trolls and bigot LGB people who feel the need to subject their ignorant transphobic 2 cents about Elliot and Emma’s marriage and what labels they can and cant use.
If you are in love with someone and they come out as transgendered and your feelings change for them then you were never really in love to begin with.
I’m not sure you are right MrM. After watching Tales of the City where one half of a couple decided to transition, the other half realized the new person was not what she was in the relationship for. It really made one ponder who was right or who was wrong or if anyone was wrong. I’m just glad for the pair in this article as they appear to be deeply in love and only want what is best for the other. Besides Elliot was the anchor actor in the Umbrella Academy. Looking back now, it’s easy to see how she, at the time, was the best choice for the part because her character was a person internally tormented for both being different from the rest and not happy in their own skin. Wish them both the best.
Relationships change and people change. Sometimes their paths remain aligned, other times they diverge.
It is totally possible to remain supportive and caring, but realize that the situation has changed.
God love”em ?
Yeah I see that this made the national news last night…
I give it 6 months
I know it may not be the pc thing to say but I understand where this troll is coming from. It’s delivery may have used improvement bc it’s really no one’s business what happens behind a couple’s bedroom door, but homosexuality is just that, attraction of the same gender. If you identify as fluid then it’s fine but a lot of us don’t identify that way. I’m sure this couple communicated prior to announcing but bc they’re in the public eye, had she been a lesbian, she would’ve been vilified had she decided to end the relationship and that’s not fair. Gay ppl have just as much rights as trans
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