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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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  • Steph

    This isnt surprising

  • laly

    Ouf her and skarsgård never dated.

  • Xoxo

    Bravo!

  • J

    No surprise here…

  • Zach

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andre-West/272724206219865 immature

    Good for her.

  • Rose

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

  • Sophia

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

  • Drake

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

  • RNey

    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.

  • What’s next

    Love her! :)

  • Lovela

    I love her…

  • Erin

    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.

  • Lauren

    @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.

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  • Joel

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

  • Barrack Obama

    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?

  • Effy

    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.

  • bobby

    Bravo Ellen!!!

  • Sophia

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

  • Allissa

    @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..

  • lucky

    Not surprising.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ATp_PNORAE Living in a box

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

  • Awwww

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

  • fiv

    I think it’s for publicity, to draw attention

  • Sayer

    Lol! I am shocked…not.

  • Lyndsay Waugh

    I am so funny feel about the reaction by the Ellen about her speech that she is a gay.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/117604589@N03/12532479385/

  • Mkhay

    these comments are disgusting.
    Yeah it might not have been a shock but if she’s helping at least one person then its worth it.

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com BURGER KING

    Two weeks ago God informed me in a funny dream about Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston that Jodie Foster is a closet straight babe.

  • niagirl

    Old news. She was living with another actress in Canada. They were pappe together all the time. Boring. I am just waiting or you know who to come out. Come on gurl do it.

  • Amy

    @niagirl:

    Who? Kristen Stewart?

  • Erin

    @Barrack Obama: It still draws criticism therefore it’s still brave.

  • Pointless

    @niagirl: @Amy: Really? You’re waiting for Kristen to come out? Actually waiting for a person to reveal that they’re gay? That’s so stupid. How will that benefit you? She won’t date you, so you might want to wait for something else.

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com BURGER KING

    No.30 at 11:55; You are going to be shocked at just how many people are suddenly going to be coming out; as if out of nowhere. On Valentine’s Day, the Seattle Times headline was an inspired statement about Ellen Page; that read, “Canada had own tunnel trauma”

  • Avery

    Wasn’t it already known…. I guess you have to issue a press release now informing people you’re a homosexual …. And what career she’s a C- list indie actress , she probably get more work, she can play they g a y best friend since every movie and tv show seems to have one.

  • Steve

    I can’t believe how cynical these comments are. Who cares if you already knew or not? That was an amazingly eloquent and heart-felt speech. And for those who think she did it to get headlines, I can only shake my head.

  • Ridley

    Haha, to everyone saying that it’s no big deal and it’s not brave, just shut up and think for a second. As long as gay kids are getting kicked out of their homes just for being gay, as long as gay people are harassed and bullied and terrorized for living openly with their significant others, as long as people whine about their being gay people on TV because of how it might effect “the children”, it will ALWAYS be brave to come out. If there’s even one person out there that she helps to feel better about themselves and feel stronger, it’s a wonderful thing she’s doing. You all take for granted the safeties you have.

  • JT

    If people are gonna write negative things about this, then don’t watch it! it seems she is trying to make a difference, for the good! and some people on here don’t care about it and prefer the way people get treated now days!

  • Guest

    Kristen Stewart is next

  • LiiL

    @Effy:

    FYI everything is about relationships in this world. The newspapers have only celeb couple news, and thats why because people care their life, and love.
    A gay women also has the right to show who she is, as anybody else has. And if she wants to be openly gay, and dont want to hide herself anymore, we should respect her.

  • Domino

    @Steve: Exactly. I really doubt the people saying that stuff have even bothered to watch the video, it brought tears to my eyes and that’s a first.

  • don

    her film career is going nowhere that’s why she come out like zachary quinto,and other nobody tv actors

  • janet james norton

    its so easy for straight people to see this as no big deal, we have no idea of the reality of oppression gay people still do experience. And you Barrack Obama! really is that really your name, BaRRack or are you just pretending to be someone or something your not.

    Well done Ellen.

  • mia

    I thought everyone knew this already?

  • Tina

    You are not brave for coming out. No one cares. Come out to your family and friends in private and date your man or woman. You don’t need to make a public statement. Your are just attracting extra attention to yourself.

  • someguy

    no news

    plz delete

  • Satan

    shes making a movie about being a lesbian, just saying…

  • Dee

    Not that surprised, i always felt maybe she was bi, because of all the dating rumours ….but its cool to know for sure. i admit ive always been deeply curious. And also she was sooooo nervous and cute. Good for her!

  • jack

    Umm… Duh!!!
    http://goo.gl/CB1IZs

  • yo

    All these people saying she did this “in a big public platform” for “publicity” are ignorant, cynical dumbasses. Get a clue. She gave the speech at a conference. In case you’re unaware, conferences almost invariably involve people giving lots of speeches. The plenary speeches – the ones that are given for the entire conference as opposed to the workshop types – are often filmed. And of course this was filmed because it’s Ellen Page. The only difference between this and say Kate Clinton is that Ellen Page is a mainstream celebrity, so she is major mainstream news. Celebs get followed by paparazzi… how do you expect her to give a speech and NOT be put on YouTube? It’s impossible to be that famous and NOT get that kind of publicity. She needn’t ask for it. If Justin Bieber came out as bisexual, he could give the speech to a small group of 10 people…. but if one of them filmed it, and that one person put it on the web, suddenly everyone will be calling it a “publicity stunt.” Stupid I have to explain this shit.

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