As soon as actor Elliot Page became transgender in 2020, there were a number of challenges he faced. Six years prior to that, Page had come out as a gay man. As a result, there were a lot of negative reactions. The problems Page faced on social media weren't the only ones he had to deal with.
A lot of curses and insults were hurled at him in the course of his daily life. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Page recalled a moment when a grown man approached him and hurled insults at him; “I’m going to f–king gay bash you, fa—t,”- the man said, as quoted by nytimes.com Page soon went to the store, and the man was waiting outside.
He continued to throw insults and threats. “This is why I need a gun,” - the man continued.
There was a lot this popular actor had to deal with in a short period of time. The fact that someone abruptly stops you in the middle of the street and starts insulting you is not easy to handle.
Having a strong mentality is crucial to being able to fight it off. As a result, Page now has a certain degree of anxiety whenever he walks the streets of Los Angeles. “Now when I’m in Los Angeles, I don’t feel comfortable like I used to going for walks,- he said.
The fact that Page has enough money to hire bodyguards is still a reason for him to be happy. This is also the best way to ensure that you are protected from such people in the future. In spite of everything, such things have the effect of leaving a negative impression on you, and you won't be able to relax to your full capacity after being exposed to such things.
“Doesn’t mean it’s not traumatic, but I have resources that, in every instance that is difficult, protect and can shield me from these things,”- he said.
Elliot Page on his romance with Olivia Thirlby
Elliot Page shocks many by revealing that he was in a relationship with Kate Mara