Elliot Page Blasts Texas Officials’ ‘Inhumane’ Claims That Trans Health Care Is Child Abuse

When Texas governor Greg Abbott issued a memo directing state agencies to classify youth gender transition procedures as child abuse and investigate them accordingly, the backlash from Hollywood was swift.

Trans actors and activists quickly took to social media to condemn the decision, and now one of Hollywood’s most prominent trans figures, Elliot Page, has joined the chorus.

Page, the “Juno” and “The Umbrella Academy” star who came out as a trans man in late 2020, issued a statement to Variety expressing solidarity with trans children in Texas.“I am horrified by the inhumane and downright dangerous declarations by the Texas Governor and Attorney General,” Page said.

“Trans youth deserve gender-affirming care and to be able to live their true, authentic selves without fear and oppression.

I stand with trans youth and their families.”The Texas controversy began when state Attorney General Bill Paxton wrote a legal opinion declaring that

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