Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page (“Inception”), said that laws barring transgender kids from undergoing hormone treatment and participating in sports will be the “death of children.”
Speaking with Vanity Fair, Page declared that she finally feels “able to exist” and condemned the wave of transgender legislation as potentially devastating to her movement.
“The backlash right now is so intense. But the rhetoric coming from anti-trans activists and anti-LGBTQ activists—it’s devastating. These bills are going to be responsible for the death of children. It is that simple,” Page said.
“It just felt like, Okay, the GOP basically wants to destroy the lives of trans kids and stop the Equality Act. How do you not use this platform?” she added.
Page said that she knew she was a boy as a toddler — between 12 to 36 months old.
“I knew I was a boy when I was a toddler,” she said. “I was writing fake love letters and signing them ‘Jason.’ Every little aspect of my life, that is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be. I just couldn’t understand when I’d be told, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be that when you’re older.’ Now I’m finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am, and it’s so beautiful and extraordinary, and there’s a grief to it in a way.”
Page’s interview with Vanity Fair comes prior to her interview with Oprah that will premiere on Apple+ where she will talk about the joys of coming out as transgender.
“I wanted to talk about it for a couple of reasons,” Page told Winfrey. “I wanted to share with people just how much it has changed my life. And I want people to know that not only has it been life-changing for me, I do believe it is life-saving and it’s the case for so many people… and because there is such an attack on trans health care right now, when already there is such a lack of access or trans people who don’t even want to go to the doctor.”
“For the first time in, I don’t even know how long, [I am] really just being able to sit by myself, be on my own, be productive, and be creative,” Page added. “It’s such an oversimplification to say it this way, but I’m comfortable.”
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Page came out as transgender and non-binary in early December 2020, roughly six years after coming out as a lesbian.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” Page said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
Page openly worried about the dangers of coming out as trans.
“The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women,” Page asserted.
Page then called out the “the political leaders” who “want to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist.”
“[Y]ou have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough. You aren’t being ‘cancelled,’ you are hiring people. I am one of those people and we won’t be silent in the face of your attacks,” Page wrote.