Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Other Ellen

You might have seen the short, two-minute clip that went viral last week of Ellen Page talking with Stephen Colbert about the deeply personal assault on LGBTQ rights happening right now in our country. It’s exactly the kind of clear, impassioned, unequivocal talk we need from not just our celebrities, but everyone. This administration hurts people – on purpose. The cruelty is the point.

But what you might not have seen the entire nearly 10-minute clip of her appearance with Colbert. Ellen reminds us that politics is always personal, and that those of us with the privilege and opportunity to speak out should do so whenever we can – particularly in support of the most marginalized groups among us. That includes people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and immigrants.

The world has too many Trumps and Pences and Bolsonaros already. May there always be more like Ellen to fight them and lay bare the pain and suffering they cause and fight for a fair and free future for all of us, and this crazy blue marble we call home.


Carmen SanDiego said...

God, I love her so much
Us lesbians are very lucky in the Ellen department

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Panty Buns said...

Ellen Page is amazing!!!!!! I hope she continues speaking truth to power, calling out misogyny and bigotry, the film industry, and spreading love and enlightenment the way she does so eloquently. I just became an adoring fan and Followed her on Twitter. :D


Helena said...

Thank you for sharing this Dorothy. I'm so grateful for your blog.