With multiple anti-transgender bills passed in the United States, Canadian actor Elliot Page says he’s taking the opportunity to speak from the heart in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The conversation will air on Friday on Apple TV +.
Said Paige, an Oscar-nominated actor from Halifax Vanity Fair In an interview published Wednesday, he said he hoped the discussion with Winfrey would combat “misinformation and lies” in the anti-trans law.
five US states have enacted laws or implemented executive orders So far this year, it has limited the ability of young transgender people to play sports or receive certain medical treatment.
“These laws will be responsible for the death of children. It’s that simple,” Page, 34, told the magazine.
“And therefore [talking to Oprah] It felt like an opportunity to use a massive platform to speak with my heart about some of my experiences and the resources I had access to – be it the treatment or the surgery – that allowed me to live my life. ”
The actor is best known for his Oscar-nominated role in JunoAnd the As well as hit science fiction His upbringing, And recently Parachute Academy On Netflix. Last year, Page shared a long blog post on social media that he is a trans and their consciences are an illusion.
In a preview clip released by Vanity Fair, Paige opens up to Winfrey the moment he decides to come out in public.
He told Big Winfrey that spreading the news felt necessary not just to counter the anti-gay, transgender and transgender backlash he was seeing in the United States, but for his own well-being.
He appeared as gay before his 27th birthday – even then, Paige said he had “never touched” someone he loved in public.
Paige told Winfrey: “What kind of sense of feeling that again, there was no way I would do it.”
“With this platform that I have, the privilege that I possess, knowing the pain, difficulties and difficulties I have encountered in my life – not to mention what so many people face – I absolutely felt important and important to me to share who she is – that is.”
at time Last month’s cover storyPage said that when he appeared on social media as a transgender, he knew there would be negative and positive reactions.
He said he was expecting support and love, but also a tremendous amount of hate and transphobia, adding, “This is basically what happened.”
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