“Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” Portner said in an Instagram post from Dec. 1. “I also ask for patience & 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.”
Page and Portner — both Canadian-born — have been very public about their love for each other, including once posing topless and kissing each other in a June 2019 Instagram post captioned, “HAPPY PRIDE!!! Sending love.”
Page — who came out as gay in February 2014 — said in the more recent announcement: “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
“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.”