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The 13 Reasons Why alum, 29, publicly discussed her transition for the first time in an interview with novelist Torrey Peters published by Time Thursday, saying, "For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman — a trans woman."
"It's funny to think about coming out, because I haven't gone anywhere," she continued. "I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically. Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy."
"I AM SO PROUD OF YOU @tommy.dorfman," wrote Corrin, 25, who is queer and recently shared that they use she/they pronouns. "Thank you for being YOU, for sharing this. We see you, we love you."
"I don't know you but I am proud of you," wrote the singer, 28.
Other celebs who celebrated Dorfman on social media included Cara Delevingne and Mj Rodriguez, who recently became the first openly transgender performer to be nominated in a lead acting category at the Emmys for her role in Pose.
Dorfman reacted to all of the love on her Instagram Story later on Thursday, writing, "Speechless. I love you all. Thank you so much."
In her Time interview, the star explained that she will not change her name, which she was given in honor of her mother's brother who died shortly after she was born.
"I love my name, I want to keep my name and give new life to my name," she said. "I'm really proud of the person that I was, too. I think that's important to acknowledge. I'm proud of who I've been for the last however many years."
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She also said what she's looking for in a romantic partner has changed.
"Personally, it's wild to be 29 and going through puberty again. Some days I feel like I'm 14," she said. "As a result of that shift, the types of romantic partnerships I seek out are different, I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man. I love him so much, but we've been learning that as a trans woman, what I'm interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man."
"So we've had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends," she continued. "Transitioning has been liberating and clarifying."