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Ellen Page Tells Antigay Politicians “Stop Devaluing Our Love”

attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

I’ve seen multiple videos and read multiple quotes of Ted Cruz discussing gay issues, as well as Mike Huckabee, and it goes exactly as you’d expect. They don’t answer the question. They say you’re cutting them off when you try to ask the same question again because they’re not answering it, because the reality is that they might be homophobic people. To me, it seems like they’re homophobic people… It can seem comical to people, and people can say, ‘Well, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, they’re obviously not going to be president. But no, these people have influence, and there are specific areas and communities where they’re popular.

I think of the most vulnerable. I think of kids that are gay growing up in that environment and the level of toxicity and shame, and it’s so destructive. It causes a lot of pain. And the ripple effects of intolerance are catastrophic for everybody. Those are the points where it’s like, ‘This is not funny. Stop devaluing our love.’”

 

— Freeheld star Ellen Page in an interview with Daily Beast about her penchant for standing up to antigay politicians (below you can watch video of Page debating Cruz at the Iowa State Fair last month)