Ellen Page was filmed debating with an anti-gay religious preacher during the anti-Donald Trump protests in Washington DC.
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During protests against Trump’s inauguration, TMZ filmed Juno star Page in the middle of a debate with a preacher who described homosexuality as “demonic and toxic”.
Page, who came out as gay in 2014, said that she “feels for” the man because he couldn’t “open his heart” to accept LGBTQ people.
Page came out at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference in 2014, saying in her speech: “I’m here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”
“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” she continued. “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”