Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, more celebs react to Elliot Page coming out as transgender

Canadian actor Elliot Page - formerly known as Ellen Page - has received an outpouring of support and praise after coming out as transgender and non-binary. 

Page wrote an open letter on his social media channels which detailed his pronouns - he/they - and his name. 

"I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," Page wrote, before adding that he was also scared of the "invasiveness, hate, 'jokes' and violence" that trans people are often targeted with. 

The Juno star was met with a wave of encouragement from fellow celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and Hugh Jackman, as well as mentions from Netflix and LGBTQ organisation GLAAD. 

Cyrus shared a string of heart emojis, followed by a comment that read: "Elliot rules!" under Page's Instagram post, while DeGeneres said Page had inspired her with his "strength, courage and honesty". 

Alyssa Milano tweeted simply: "Thank you for this, Elliot," while Hugh Jackman applauded the actor's "courage and authenticity," declaring Page had his "full support". 

Mia Farrow wished Page "every blessing and happiness", concluding with "how great!" 

Sir Ian McKellen also chimed in, telling Page: "Yours is a voice that needs to be heard, to encourage and educate us all." 

Meanwhile, Netflix said they were "so proud" of Page, who will return to their role as star of the series The Umbrella Academy, where they play a cisgender female superhero. Variety reports there are no plans to change the gender of Page's character Vanya, however the streaming service is in the process of updating Page's first name in the credits of his previous titles he's appeared in. 

GLAAD described Page - who came out as gay in 2014 - as having always been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people, adding: "Elliot will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. We celebrate him."