Appearing this week on Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show, out actress Ellen Page reminded Handler and her guests that anti-gay hate rhetoric is a “common thing.”

In denouncing Sunday's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Page said such rhetoric leads to violence.

“The reality is that violence toward LGBT people, this is a common thing,” Page said.

“Hate crimes toward LGBT people, extremely anti-gay, anti-bi, anti-trans rhetoric – that is constantly creating a poisonous environment which leads toward people hating themselves.”

“It leads to people being violent toward one another, to bullying, to abuse. It really needs to stop, because people are really, really struggling.”

“They deserve to live freely and love freely and not be afraid,” the Oscar-nominated actress added.