Elliot Page says some people’s 'obsession with the binary' is 'unfortunate'

On Late Night With Seth Meyers Tuesday, Elliot Page addressed the negative reaction by some after the Umbrella Academy actor transitioned to become a man. Page has spoken about being harassed in public, and called the actions of some unfortunate.

“I feel like it’s one of those things where it’s so unfortunate, because it’s like, we’re all on the same team here, you know? Whether you’re trans, gender nonconforming, cis,” Page said. “We all have these expectations, and these, sort of, limits and constraints because of people’s obsession with the binary, and how we’re all supposed to live our lives.”

Page said he’s staying focused on how much better he feels following the transition rather than the negativity.

“What I want to focus on right now, and has been so extraordinary, is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel,” Page said. “I feel a way that I really never thought possible.”

But he is holding onto hope that those with an issue will come around.

“It’s improved my life drastically,” Page said, “and I hope, you know, I hope maybe people who do have an issue with me can maybe try and hear that, or embrace that on some level.”

Video Transcript

ELLIOT PAGE: I feel like it's one of those things where it's so unfortunate because it's like we're all on the same team here. Whether you're trans, not bi--, gender nonconforming, cis.

KYLIE MAR: On Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday, Elliot Page addressed the negative reaction by some after the actor transitioned to become a man. Page has been verbally harassed in public after coming out as transgender.

ELLIOT PAGE: All of these expectations and these sort of limits and constraints because of-- yes, sort of people's obsession with the binary and how we're all supposed to live our lives.

KYLIE MAR: Page said he is focusing on how his life has improved since making the transition rather than all the negativity.

ELLIOT PAGE: Well, I want to focus on right now. And it's been so extraordinary is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel. I feel a way that I really never thought possible.

KYLIE MAR: But he is holding out hope that the haters will come around.

ELLIOT PAGE: It has improved my life drastically. And I hope maybe people who do you have an issue with me can maybe try and hear that or embrace that on some level.

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