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Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay - Watch Her Speech Here! (Video)

Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay - Watch Her Speech Here! (Video)

Ellen Page has bravely announced that she is gay, according to THR!

“I’m here today because I am gay. 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,” the 26-year-old actress shared during a Time to THRIVE conference.

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She added, “It’s weird because here I am, an actress, representing — at least in some sense — an industry that places crushing standards on all of us. Not just young people, but everyone. Standards of beauty. Of a good life. Of success. Standards that, I hate to admit, have affected me.”

“You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard,” Ellen added. Watch her speech below!


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99 Responses to “Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay - Watch Her Speech Here! (Video)”

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  1. 1
    Steph Says:

    This isnt surprising

  2. 2
    laly Says:

    Ouf her and skarsgård never dated.

  3. 3
    Xoxo Says:

    Bravo!

  4. 4
    J Says:

    No surprise here…

  5. 5
    Zach Says:

    Totally have my respect. Been a huge fan since Juno, and am an even bigger fan now.

  6. 6
    immature Says:

    Good for her.

  7. 7
    Rose Says:

    Good for her! But it’s not like we didn’t already know. Guess Skarsgard was just a beard.

  8. 8
    Sophia Says:

    That’s so great for her! Hope this doesn’t mean her career will plummet now. Hollywood can be very hypocritical.

  9. 9
    Drake Says:

    So the blind about her and Alex double bearding is half true.

  10. 10
    RNey Says:

    Congrats to Ellen. But I find it interesting that she didn’t decide to come out until after her popularity started declining and other much buzzed about precocious starlets like Jennifer Lawrence and Anna Kendrick came onto the scene. At least this will put her back in the headlines.

  11. 11
    What's next Says:

    Love her! :)

  12. 12
    Lovela Says:

    I love her…

  13. 13
    Erin Says:

    It’s no one’s damn business to know whether or not she’s gay. She’s an actor and her service to the public is to make a believable character in a good film, not share all of her personal business for our entertainment. That being said, good for her. I’m glad she felt strong enough to come out and I wish her all the best.

  14. 14
    Lauren Says:

    @RNey: That’s a really narrow way to look at it. Maybe she was just ready to do it. Not everyone does things for publicity. Plus she was just in beyond two souls video game with Willem Dafoe.

  15. 15
    EAST ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!! Says:

    Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!
    .
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    .
    All Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYONE to know they can read minds! They value hiding it more than their own lives!!!
    .
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things as wild as you can when you are around Asians, it works if you try enough!!! Also look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.
    .
    PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THIS!!!!!

  16. 16
    Joel Says:

    @Lauren: wow, she was in a videogame? Damn, that girl is going BIG!

  17. 17
    Barrack Obama Says:

    Stop calling gay people “brave” for coming out. They were brave 30 years ago for coming out, today its getting pretty dumb that we make a big deal out of it. Why is this even news?

  18. 18
    Effy Says:

    I’m so sick of celebrity’s coming out. Gay, Straight, Bi, who even cares? It’s your own personal business and it should stick that way, not a news story in a magazine.

  19. 19
    bobby Says:

    Bravo Ellen!!!

  20. 20
    Sophia Says:

    @Barrack Obama: People make it news. Hollywood makes it news.

  21. 21
    Allissa Says:

    @Barrack Obama: I agree….coming out gay now isn’t brave in 2014!! Fckkk Ellen Degenerous was the bravest!! Ellen and Rosie!!! They were BRAVE!! Nowadays you just need to STFU and walk out with your significant other and don’t say a word..

  22. 22
    lucky Says:

    Not surprising.

  23. 23
    Living in a box Says:

    For me she have this bisexual vibe. Nevertheless, good for her. she is really good actress.

  24. 24
    Awwww Says:

    Guess there’s no Skarsgard love child. LOL. Too bad that they didn’t go out though. I guess Skarsgard really likes his blondes.

  25. 25
    fiv Says:

    I think it’s for publicity, to draw attention

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