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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 Comments

# 1

This isnt surprising

# 2

Ouf her and skarsgård never dated.

# 4

No surprise here…

# 5

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

# 7

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

# 8

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

# 9

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

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 @ 02/14/2014 at 10:50 pm

Love her! :)

I love her…

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.

@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.

Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THIS!!!!!

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

Barrack Obama @ 02/14/2014 at 11:06 pm

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?

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.

Bravo Ellen!!!

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

@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..

Not surprising.

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

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

I think it’s for publicity, to draw attention

Lol! I am shocked…not.

Lyndsay Waugh @ 02/14/2014 at 11:31 pm

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/

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.

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

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.

@niagirl:

Who? Kristen Stewart?

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

@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.

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”

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.

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.

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.

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!

Kristen Stewart is next

@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.

@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.

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

janet james norton @ 02/15/2014 at 2:02 am

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.

I thought everyone knew this already?

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.

no news

plz delete

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

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!

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 ****.

Wow. Some of you are soo callous. If you took a minute to actually watch the video. You would see that YES, IT IS BRAVE to do what she just did. This was something she was clearly struggling with for years and yes, maybe to some of us… we already “knew” or that it seemed “obvious”. But im sensing from the trembling in her voice (from giving this speech) it was not an easy road for her. She felt that lying and avoiding it was the best way to deal with it rather then just admit what was obvious because of the stereotypes she was presenting. It takes alot of courage to admit something like that to the world (let alone your close friends and family) and to say ‘hey this who i am’. And since shes a public figure, who kows this might make a difference to other people who might feel like they cant handle being themselves. This is something that influences your life a great deal and if some of you ignorant idiots cant understand that. Then dont bother commenting.

That shouldn’t be a news nowadays but good for her

@Barrack Obama: That would be true if no kid was bullied for their sexual preferences or gender identification, if no one was fired for being gay, if gay couples could live anywhere without fear, could legally marry if they so choose, if gay people weren’t still shunned & attacked. We are not at that day, yet. It’s encouraging that you live wherever you are not aware of that, and think this is a non-issue; but it very much still is for many, many people. She is brave for publicly coming out. Ellen DeGeneres & Rosie helped pave the way, for sure, but it is still a risky, brave thing to do.

ellenellen @ 02/15/2014 at 5:39 am

here’s the full video and wow it’s shocking !! http://tinyurl.com/ellenpagecomingoutshocking

right on!!

@Allissa: Sure it’s not as if kids still commit suicide because they’re bullied because of it. Not as if people aren’t killed anymore … It’s not as if people still need encouragement and an example to look up to …

Ugonna Wosu @ 02/15/2014 at 7:56 am

proud of her! Though I’m so in awe of her talent I couldn’t care less!

it doesn’t matter if it was “obvious”, it’s not easy for any human to come out and be honest with who they are since there are still many societies within the U.S. that are filled with intolerance. she needed to be honest cause there’s a lot of discrimination in Hollywood when giving roles to people that are gay, that’s why she kept it to herself for so long. she knows it’s better to finally feel relaxed instead of keeping it to herself just so she can get casted in more movies. gays can play straight roles just as much as straight actors are allowed to play gay characters so easily. Ellen is a talented actress and I hope to see her career transcend. at the end of the day, love is love and people shouldn’t be discriminated because of who they love at the end of the day, sorry not sorry. so proud of you Ellen!

Or totes true ;)

Another case of Look at Me– I’m Soooo… Great. Now put me in more movies.

Ellen is so B E A U T I F U L.

@Barrack Obama: I am sick and tired of having the gay issue shoved down our throats, day in, day out. There are much bigger issues, like the abuse of children that aren’t getting enough attention.

Ellen you could only be yourself. So proud of you :)

no ****. i’d be surprised if she said she was straight

good for her, specially powerful the part about standind on the otehr side of all that pain and fear, lovely

@pointless : Look trick, you can plainly see I didn’t write a name. Get it straght. I was waiting on you. Thanks trick.

@Barrack Obama:
unfortunately it’s still very important that famous people come out to support the little girl, the little boy at home who think that they’re alone in this world. If you would educate yourself you would know about the horrible things that are going on in Russia and India ;) people are still killed for being gay so YES it’s still BRAVE when people come out ;)

Now that she’s coming out of closet, what happened to Alex Skarsgard and other guys that’s been rumored having fauxmance with her? Must be embarassing to be outed as desperate guys whose craving for PR much or closeted gay too makes it double bearding.

All Ellens are lesbs.

The question some of us might be wondering along with the actress is will Hollywood punish her for coming out or will it just shrug its shoulders and pretend none of that stuff never mattered in the first place, not that Ellen Page was ever made to feel that way…

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/02/ellen-page-gay-her-fans-might-love-her-more-but-will-hollywood/

Not shocked @ 02/15/2014 at 1:34 pm

“ ..Honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out.”

Gay Actor Rupert Everett

this is so ridiculous. why do celebrities and sports figures feel the need to “come out”? Should heterosexuals hold a conference to declare that they are straight? Why does it matter? I have a brother who is also gay, but I am so over this. Your sexual orientation does not define you, so why broadcast it?

So over it @ 02/15/2014 at 2:20 pm

Is it just me, or is the ‘coming out’ thing just getting old?? Who cares?! Move in people, it’s 2014….

@Not shocked: ska regard has taken his advice

@Dvf: skarsgard -iPad ****

Seriously who cares? @ 02/15/2014 at 3:55 pm

Sodom And Gommorah.

Alex s if he is gay would come or at least as bi. No doubt in my mind

I’m in the middle on this debate. Hollywood is the best place to be gay and sexism ageism are more discriminatory than outing oneself. Page wasn’t even mainstream. She’ll have same roles lol. As she should. Seriously
I don’t mind speeches but wish the first reveal is done more privately and then do speeches and be activist to your hearts content.

When will Gyllenhaal come out? Lol the women must make careers of their beard money

Richard B @ 02/15/2014 at 4:14 pm

I look forward to the day where nobody will applaud when someone is doing a coming out. This will be a sign that attitudes have finally evolved. When is the last time a straight was applauded because he publicly admitted that he was one of them?

I absolutely love to eat vegetables; cooked up and served in any way. But my sister hates eating vegetables. And why is that? Well, I have a better attitude about life’s simple pleasures than she does. Mind over matter, etc. Ergo, neurotic bias and sexism fears are a hard thing to overcome for many people.

Brazilian Girl @ 02/15/2014 at 5:00 pm

What is wrong with you people?! Disgusting…
YES, SHE IS BRAVE. Or do you think that being gay is seen as a “cool” thing anywhere in the world. More like the opposite.

Bravo Ellen! This can’t have been easy but I hope her speech helps others :)

No.81 at 5:00 from Brazil. Yes. Being gay is not cool. Funny and odd maybe, but definitely not cool.

Because homophobia and gay unacceptance is still extraordinarily common and strong.

I love her to death. She’s one of my favorite actresses and Juno is one of my favorite movies. Everything I’ve seen her in I’ve enjoyed. Smart People is another one of my favorites and The East was great too. I thought she’s deserved an Oscar on more than one occasion. This announcement makes me love her even more. I don’t think it was a publicity stunt. Coming out is something that is very hard to do, and you can even tell that by when she said it. I guess she was just ready or reached her boiling point and couldn’t hold it in anymore. I hope her career goes up and she gets everything she deserves. Great girl. Great actress. Great person.

Wow, someone else has come out as gay?!?! I am so totally shocked! No wait, I’m not. It is considered cool to be gay now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Seriously who cares? @ 02/15/2014 at 8:15 pm

@Richard B:

No one throws a party and acts like you won a gold medal for awesomeness and COURAGE and heroics because you like to screw someone of a different gender. Gays are the equivalent right now of kids that get a trophy for showing up tot he soccer game, NOT winning, just breathing.

I look forward tot he day gays get zero response, not a parade and front page of Time magazine. Sheesh, it’s so old.

I totally respect Ellen Page for coming out.

For all the people who think this is not a story or that it is cool to be gay, ya sure, IF you live in a big city on the coasts. I am a lesbian in the midwest and deal with homophobia daily. I don’t want to cry about it, but rather, say it is a part of my reality. I really wish straight people would stop telling gay people who we are… if you’re straight, you just DON’T KNOW and sound really stupid. I spent 20 years of my life paralyzed with guilt and fear over my sexuality and only came out when I was finally in a safe place to do so. It’s so much more than who you want to sleep with and what you do in bed. The things people think they can say to me when they find out (or just assume) that I am gay are often crass, immature, and disgusting.

If I am on a date with a beautiful woman, I don’t want some dude trying to push me into being macho because he thinks I am too weak to defend myself or who I am with. I get guys who want to challenge me, saying things like, “You think you’re so tough, huh, you think you’re a man?!” and I have had to physically defend myself against men twice my size.

You never know when dumb stuff like this will happen. I’ve ridden my bike down the street having people throw crap out of their cars at me, calling me “******,” more often than “****.” I have become VERY good at learning how to diffuse situations on the spur… because when you are an androgynous woman, men start liking to push you around and I don’t want violence. I want to get from point A to point B or enjoy a nice night.

If you’re straight, don’t tell me that you don’t think I was born that way or ask what made me gay. If you ask, I will tell you the truth, but I will also think you’re very ignorant. It’s not a “lifestyle,” and I don’t want attention… I just want the freedom to be me, every day, and not have to go in and out of the closet all the time as a compromise for safety. I don’t care if you think I’m going to hell. I was raised Christian and had to think about this A LOT longer than you ever have. Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you lack morals. I have plenty of them that I will just show through my example and any judgment you want to cast on me will only highlight your own hypocrisy.

Yup. You can have your stupid opinions, whether they be racist, sexist, homophobic, or whatever ignorance you love to espouse. And SURE, it’s called free speech… but it’s always my own free speech to tell you to stop feeling so high and mighty and start learning to adapt to change.

I’m so sorry that you can’t handle humans actually trying to expand their narrow little minds so that for once, maybe, in the somewhat distant future, LOVE, RESPECT, and KINDNESS will be the highest laws of the land and how we choose to approach strangers.

Seriously who cares? @ 02/15/2014 at 8:56 pm

@Jamie:

No one deserves to be threatened with violence. Men that think they are owed anything by a woman for any reason is a brute.

Amazing speech very proud i fully support the LGBT community and everyone should be heard and they have the right to. And people who discriminate against this group just need to get a grip and get a life because they are not harming you in any way so leave them be and live your life just like they are living there’s! Happy and content!

Disgusting! How come straight people dont get awards for being straight?

Sure, no one deserves it but it happens too often to ignore. Point being, there is still plenty of discrimination against lgbt people. It’s not just about gay marriage, it’s about survival. I had enough resources growing up to not feel very suicidal (though I was depressed), and at the time (late 80′s, early 90′s) I had no role models or any idea that life wasn’t going to totally suck for me forever. When famous people come out, it raises visibility and helps those who are struggling with being gay realize that it’s still possible to live a happy, successful life.
Sure, this has changed a lot in the past decades and I probably would be able to be out if I was in high school now. But there is a long way to go.

Of course, people are multidimensional and it gets tiring to let any part of your identity define you. I don’t want to walk around as gay Jamie all day long (and the extent that I am capable of blending into straight culture is a MAJOR difference from race and gender discrimination, for instance; no “closet”). But sometimes it’s important to stand up because otherwise most people just assume you’re straight and miss out on the fact that you may be an awesome person who also happens to be gay.

Lots of people are saying that it’s not brave to come out as gay in 2014, and that no one gives a **** whether people are gay and straight. You think gay people don’t get abuse in 2014? You think gay people are not bullied, beaten or killed today? You think all parents happily accept their gay kids? You think everyone Ellen encounters from now on will be fine with her being gay? Open your eyes, ignoramuses.

@Barrack Obama: For someone who models themselves after Obama you’re not particularly sensitive or empathetic! Just because it’s more accepted for people to be Gay in today’s society doesn’t mean that coming out still isn’t brave! People still suffer abuse every day, people are still being harassed every day, people are still so ashamed that they’re self harming, or even committing suicide just because they are gay! When all of that stops then maybe you can judge whether or not people are brave for coming out! Until then stop being part of the problem! I think Ellen Page is very brave and inspirational. And to all those who think it’s a publicity stunt, or are saying ‘it’s no surprise’ you need to watch the speech again. It brought tears to my eyes! Well done her!

I love her so much T-T this gives me so much hope

i’m very happy for her, and I know how hard it must have been for her to finally come out and say it. That being said, I look forward to the day where this isn’t news anymore and everyone can just find love with whomever they wish.

@Awwww:
This confirms to me Skarsgard is totally gay.

@Arrow 12:

I really hope he is not.. but it does scream that now she has come out.

I wish there was not this stigma about the whole gay thing in HW. So many of them are gay that its a mute point.
They take the lie beyond the career and try to portray private lives as hetro, its pointless, many could not care either way, but loads of people would respect and appreciate the honesty.

Good on Ellen, I only hope others old and young in HW can be as true to themselves as she has been.

I think it’s stupid people have to admit being gay, but unfortunately it is still relevant!
This past week Uganda past a law that sends gays to prison for life. If you help a gay person you get 7 years. There are many more countries like this.

Even in countries where gays are protected there is still discrimination.

As long as one gay person is being persecuted than we all have an obligation to speak out and send positive signals to the world.

Discrimination is not to be tolerated.

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