Ellen Page Said That Trans Issues Are Not A Debate

    "People are really queerphobic and transphobic. And if you’re growing up in a household with those beliefs, and it’s queerphobic and transphobic, that’s child abuse.”

    There has been a lot of talk about Ellen Page's interviews recently. Two weeks ago she went on The Late Show and called out leaders who advocated hate.

    .@EllenPage is fed up with leaders who promote hatred and intolerance. #LSSC

    Her passionate speech went incredibly viral.

    She then called out Chris Pratt, claiming that he was part of an anti-LGBT church.

    Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF

    In a subsequent Instagram story, Pratt responded that "nothing could be further from the truth" and said, "I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man."

    Now, in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live's Must Watch podcast, the actor said that LGBT issues should not be a debate.

    'Marriage equality should've never even been a debate' Ellen Page says there needs to be more progress on LGBTQ rights. 🔊 @EllenPage & @TomHopperHops on the #UmbrellaAcademy on #5LiveMustWatch👇 https://t.co/iGw7mSu0Ut

    (Full disclosure: I'm a presenter of this podcast.)

    Page said that there has been progress on LGBT issues, but believes that the media continuing to frame news stories such as transgender issues as "debates" has been problematic.

    Then, asked why the media shouldn't make trans and other LGBT issues a debate, Page responded:

    You can listen to the interview on the BBC Radio 5 Live BBC Sounds website.