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Ellen Page fights for gay rights in new film 'Freeheld'




ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  Actress Ellen Page attends the 'Freeheld' Premiere during the Zurich Film Festival on September 25, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. The 11th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 23 until October 4.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Ellen Page attends the 'Freeheld' Premiere during the Zurich Film Festival on September 25, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. The 11th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 23 until October 4. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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The new film "Freeheld" tells the true story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree, two lesbians who met and fell in love.

For a while they lived a happy life right up until Laurel finds out she has lung cancer. After finding out, she wants nothing more than to leave her pension to Stacie. The movie depicts their struggles and their fight for equality.