Emma Portner beaming with pride as partner, Elliot Page, announces that he is transgender

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  (L-R) Emma Portner and Elliot Page attend the screening of IFC Films The Cured at AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Emma Portner and Elliot Page attend the screening of IFC Films The Cured at AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

Elliot Page announced this week that he is transgender, and his partner Emma Portner, is beaming with pride.

Dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, spoke out in support of her partner after he made the announcement.

“I’m so proud of you, Elliot Page. Trans, queer, and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” Emma wrote.   

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Emma Portner
Emma Portner and Elliot Page attend the screening of IFC Films "The Cured" at AMC Dine-In Sunset 5 on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) 

“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,” she added.  

READ MORE: Laverne Cox insists more needs to be done to end violence against transgender people  

Elliot - who married Emma in 2018 - previously spoke about how he is “fully” embracing who he is.  

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Elliot Page, 2019. Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage on Getty Images 

“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,” he wrote in a statement on social media.

The actor also acknowledges that while his joy is "real", it is also "fragile", as he spoke out for trans people who face harassment and violence - particularly, Black and Latinx women. 

"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."

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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