Elliot Page came out as gay in 2014, only to become a trans person 6 years later. His memoir, Pageboy, talks about the problems he faced during his life, as there were many difficult moments for him. In one part of the memoir, Page talked about a conversation he had with a person who told him: "You aren't gay.
That doesn't exist. You are just afraid of men." Elliot was hurt by it. This was not the only person who said such or similar things to him. A few days later, the same person told Page: "I'm going to f**k you to make you realize you aren't gay."
Elliot Page explains the problems
As Elliot explains in his book, he wanted to show the type of problems gay and trans people face, as well as the way in which they are misunderstood by the majority of the population.
"I’ve had some version of that happen many times throughout my life. A lot of queer and trans people deal with it incessantly. These moments that we often like don’t talk about or we’re supposed to just brush off, when actually it’s very awful.
I put that story in the book because it’s about highlighting the reality, the s**t we deal with and what gets sent to us constantly, particularly in environments that are predominantly cis and heterosexual. How we navigate that world where you either have more extreme, overt moments like that.
Or you have the more, like, subtle jokes. [In Hollywood] these are very powerful people. They’re the ones choosing what stories are being told and creating content for people to see all around the world”. - Elliot said, as quoted by avclub.com The mystery remained that Elliot Page did not want to reveal the identity of the person, but he made sure that the person would know it was him. “I’m purposely not sharing his name. But he will hear about this and know it’s him."