“These bills will be responsible for the deaths of children. It’s that simple.”
Elliot Page is the latest celebrity to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in a new chat, which will be broadcast on Apple TV+ on April 30.
In case you missed it, in December last year, Elliot appeared in a quiet Instagram post. They wrote in the letter: “I can’t express how it feels to finally fall in love with someone who is enough to pursue my true self. “
Elliot said to Oprah: “I expressed this to people before I wrote that letter. The first time I told people, of course I knew that I wanted to take some time to adapt and get used to it. Able to be there.”
Then, Elliot described the negative impact on his mental health of “closed for a long time”, saying: “I showed up as a gay before my 27th birthday, and until then I almost never touched me. My loved one feels once again that I can’t do it.”
In addition to fighting for his own health, Elliot feels that sharing this letter amidst the current backlash that transgender people are facing is “critical and important.” In an interview with Vanity Fair, Elliott added that Oprah said after the interview: “The remarks made by anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ activists are shocking. These bills will be responsible for the deaths of children. That’s it. Simple. “
He continued: “I don’t want it to sound like’look at me’.” “It’s not at all. Actually, I’m really nervous. But I thought for a while and it felt like, well, the Republican party basically It’s about destroying the lives of trans children and stopping the Equality Act. What should you do if you don’t use this platform?”
You can read the full Vanity Fair interview here.
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