During a “fired up” appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ellen Page sounded off on homophobia and misogyny in Hollywood, and the urgent need to take action against global warming. She also condemned the current administration, and particularly Vice President Mike Pence, for perpetrating anti-LGBT policies.
“The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife,” Page said. She and her spouse, Emma Portner, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
Pence has a long and controversial history of making statements and pushing for laws seen as harmful to the LGBT community. He has said that gay couples are a hallmark of “societal collapse,” has been accused of supporting conversion therapy, and, as the governor of Indiana, enacted a law that effectively allowed state businesses to discriminate against LGBT individuals based on religious beliefs.
Page urged viewers to “connect the dots” between such policies and the rise in hate crimes against LGBT individuals since Donald Trump’s first year in office.
“If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen?” she said. “Kids are going to be abused and they’re going to kill themselves, and people are going to be beaten on the street.”
“I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you could meet. I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this,” she added. “This needs to fucking stop.”
Watch from 7:00 to hear Ellen Page’s commentary, delivered with great passion:
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