Appearing earlier this month on Comedy
Central's The Daily Show to promote Gaycation, out
actress Ellen Page said that she was sad that Republican presidential
candidate Ted Cruz doesn't want to talk about gay rights.
In Viceland's Gaycation, Page
and best friend Ian Daniel roam the world in search of what it's like
to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
premieres first on YouTube.)
In one segment, Page confronts Cruz at
the Iowa State Fair about LGBT rights.
“I was essentially just trying to ask
him about his stance on LGBT equality, which I think we're all aware
is bad, to say the least,” Page told host Trevor Noah. “And I do
think it's pretty extraordinary to be in a place, to live in a
country where that conversation's possible and that Ted Cruz is
willing to talk to me and continue the conversation.”
“Did we connect on any level? No, it
doesn't seem like something he really wants to hear and sadly that's
really unfortunate for the LGBT community.”
“I think what we need to understand
is that rhetoric is destructive. If you're perpetuating
discrimination or hate, that really affects people's lives and that
really affects our society negatively.”
“I hope the show can somehow
demonstrate that that rhetoric really does hurt people,” she added.