Peter Andre praises Elliot Page for sharing topless selfie after transgender surgery

Peter Andre has supported Elliot Page as a trailblazer following his news that he is transgender and has undergone top surgery.

Elliot won praise last month when he showed off the results of his surgery while posing topless in his first pair of swimming trunks in a beaming photograph that he shared on Instagram.

Now 48-year-old Peter says the 34-year-old Canadian actor will be helping others around the world come to terms with their own gender identity.

Peter says he is thrilled to see the star looking happy in his own skin after coming out as transgender at the end of last year.

Elliot Page was praised last month for sharing a swimming trunk photo on Instagram

Writing about the actor in his column for New magazine, Peter said that Elliot is a force for good in the world and that a message of acceptance is important during Pride month.

He wrote: “Elliot Page has been praised for sharing a picture of himself bare-chested for the first time since revealing he was transgender and having top surgery.

“It was great to see because he is breaking away from the ‘norm’ and doing what makes him happy, which will have inspires so many others.

Peter Andre
Peter Andre says Elliot’s story is being shared at an important time

“It’s so important because you only get one life, so you should live it and identify however you want to – nobody else should judge that.”

Peter continued: “It’s also Pride Month in June, which I think is very important to celebrate as everyone is equal and should be free to love who they want, without being negatively labelled or prejudiced.”

He added: “Love is love.”

In April, Elliot told talkshow icon Oprah Winfrey that having transition surgery saved his life.

He said: ”Not only has it been life-changing for me, I do believe it’s been life-saving and it’s the case for so many people.

Elliot Page on Oprah
Elliot opened up about his surgery during an interview with Oprah in April

“And because there is such an attack on trans healthcare right now, when already there’s such lack of access.”

He also explained that political movements in the USA prompted him to come out as transgender on December 1, 2020 – an announcement he described himself as being “crucial and important”.

He explained: “In this time we’re in right now and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative.”

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