Actor Elliot Page has said a wave of bills targeting the transgender community in the US are “upsetting, cruel and exhausting”. Politicians in Alabama and North Dakota have approved bans on transgender women and girls from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity. They joined a series of Republican-led states in having introduced bills critics describe as being anti-trans. These include laws designed to ban gender-confirming surgery for transgender youths. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @elliotpage Hollywood star Page , known for his work on Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy, came out as transgender in December . Advertisement And he urged his social media followers to call politicians and voice their opposition to the legislation. “As I watch the movement of these bills attacking trans youth across the US, especially this week in Florida, Alabama, Texas and North Dakota, I am thinking of my trans siblings and the collective pain that our community must endure to battle again and again for our right to exist,” he wrote. More from Elliot Page Elliot Page talks ‘life-saving’ surgery and acting return in first interview since coming out as transgender Elliot Page files for divorce from… Read full this story
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