Out actress Ellen Page said this week
that we need to keep pushing for LGBT rights.
The 29-year-old Page came out gay in
2014 on Valentine's Day during a speech delivered at Time To THRIVE,
an LGBT youth conference hosted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
“Obviously, the goal is that you
don't have to make a speech,” Page
told the Irish
Times. “And that it's not a big deal. But I did receive
so much support.”
“I suppose you have to think about
all the people who don't get that support or any support. People who
get kicked out of their homes and left in an incredibly vulnerable
position. When you think about those people you accept that it is a
news story right now. Maybe it should be. Until we can get to a
place where it's not.”
On LGBT rights, Page said that “we
need to keep pushing.”
“The recent Supreme Court decision
was incredible, but there's a lot more to do. I think that a lot of
the reactionary noise is evidence of the fact that there has been so
much progress. Particularly among young people, and that includes
young Republicans, the majority of whom are okay with marriage
equality,” she said.
“And if people who never stood with
us or who actively fought against us getting equal rights – if they
get into power, then that's a major issue. … If they're in any kind
of position of influence, it's a cause for concern.”
“What they say offends people and
that's not fair to have to listen to that if you're young and queer,”
Page's latest project, Gaycation,
premieres Monday, February 29 on Viceland.
look: Ellen Page's docu-series Gaycation.)