Juno's Ellen Page: 'I Am Gay'
Actress says she is 'tired of lying by omission'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2014 8:22 AM CST
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(Newser) – Actress Ellen Page just raised the bar on coming-out announcements. "I’m here today because I am gay," the 26-year-old said last night during a moving speech at a Human Rights Campaign event in Vegas, reports the Hollywood Reporter. "And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility." Page, whose breakout performance came in Juno, told the Time to Thrive audience that "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission," reports Entertainment Weekly. The crowd responded with a standing ovation.

"I suffered for years because I was scared to be out," said Page. "My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain." Page also lauded the basic principle that drives the HRC—"the simple fact that this world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just 5 minutes to recognize each other’s beauty, instead of attacking each other for our differences." The HRC posted the full text of her remarks to its Tumblr.

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Feb 17, 2014 5:45 PM CST
Who gives a shit? She just came out so she could get her letter from Prez Obozo the Clown stating that he was proud of her for being so brave. "Brave" is what our Armed Forces do, so asshole self serving demwits can ruin the country. Why doesn't Obozo the Clown sit down and handwrite individual thank you notes to our veterans?
Feb 17, 2014 8:58 AM CST
What does she want, a cookie?
Feb 16, 2014 10:31 PM CST
ITT 140 people saying "I don't care" but I really don't know and don't care who the f()ck she IS, much less who she sleeps with. She is an actress you say... Nope. Still don't care.