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Celebrities React to Ellen Page's Speech Coming Out as Gay

Celebrities React to Ellen Page's Speech Coming Out as Gay

Ellen Page‘s brave decision to come out gay has been received with so much love and support from other celebrities on Twitter!

The 26-year-old actress’ close gal pal Shannon Woodward tweeted, “I have never been more proud of a human than I am of @EllenPage right now.”

“Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X,” Ellen tweeted after she decided to reveal her sexual orientation during a speech at the Time to THRIVE conference.

Click inside to read tweets from celebrities reacting to Ellen Page’s announcement that she is gay…

Anna Kendrick: “Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.”

Kate Mara: “Hey @EllenPage…Be my Valentine? #respect”

Kristen Bell: “Rivited by @EllenPage’s fabulous speech. So honest & funny & articulate. She Shines. Happy Valentines day to ALL.”

Lance Bass: “We love you @ellenpage !! ❤️❤️❤️ #HRC #TimeToThrive.”

Nikki Reed: “I second that! “@AnnaKendrick47: Mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.”

Emile Hirsch: “Props to @EllenPage for helping so many people through their daily struggles by courageously leading by example and coming out on V Day!”

Hayley Williams from Paramore: “Ellen Page just made me cry on Valentine’s Day. With HAPPY TEARS!”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Love love LOVE @EllenPage & the message she sent out today! What a perfect way to end Valentines Day!”

Mary E Winstead: “So amazing. RT @somebadideas: Moving speech by @ellenpage on coming out.”

Jason Collins: “Wishing all the love and support in the world to @EllenPage. Thank you for sharing your story with us. #comingout #timetoTHRIVE @HRC.”

Tegan and Sara: “Never underestimate the courage it takes to be yourself. Giant hugs to @EllenPage.”

Christina Perri: “I thought i couldn’t love @ellenpage more… i do. so inspiring and beautifully spoken.”

Max Ehrich: “@EllenPage You’re brave and awesome.”

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# 1

I thought it was well known she is gay? Congrats for coming out though:)

# 2

Brave and beauty. I respect her so much.

# 3
congrats2020@gmail.com @ 02/15/2014 at 1:35 am

Next= Kristen Stewart.

# 4

Oh, you making too big deal out of this… who cares if you gay or not? love women? Ok! It’s your choise. But it’s nothing heroic to say “I am gay”. The main thing is that it important to you! Nothing else matter.

# 5

actors only come when their careers get cold

# 6

I can’t wait for the day, these announcements are never made. Who cares, just go live your life with whomever makes you happy.

# 8

Yea you say who cares , try being a gay couple and walking down central park at 4 in the morning, when you see a bunch of homophobes, than you found out who actually cares

# 9

Yeah, I thought she was already out too. Oh well. Just watched her in To Rome with Love. Just a mediocre film altogether, but very much enjoyed her in it.

@Ksa: As someone who struggled with accepting my own sexuality: It is heroic of them to say it. It was so hard for me when I was first starting to realize that I like girls because it was hard to find role models who had decent lives that were like me. For a lot of teenagers who are having trouble with coming to terms with their sexual preferences, having someone like Ellen Page come out is incredibly helpful. It allows them to see that you can be ***** and still be successful and happy. If you’re not *****, it’s just not something you can understand. It’s heroic because it gives people who aren’t in a safe position to come out hope. It’s heroic because it reminds us that we’re more than just sad movies and statistics. If you can come out, it is an incredibly brave thing to do, because when you do, you’re giving someone else the courage and hope that they need to carry on.

Having someone like you to look up to is a powerful thing. Don’t say it’s not brave of them if you don’t know the struggle of looking for those role models and not being able to find them.

There was an unusual 4.1 earthquake in S.C. off Hwy.221 on Valentine’s Day, for Ellen Page’s upcoming 2.21 birthday.

No.5 at 1:44; South Carolina was frozen over with ice on Valentine’s Day.

‘Coming out’ is a bravery act and those who think it’s not a big deal, you’re being really unfair. We all have our struggles and it is not fair to undermine one’s struggle just because it doesnt concern you. ‘Coming out’ means a lot to us because we are not only putting ourselves at risk but we are also putting people that we love. The fear of losing their love, the fear of losing their trust or losing them completely, are what we keep on playing in our head. We put all these at risk because we value the idea of being honest to ourselves and to people that we love. You can never tell how a person feels unless you climb inside their skin and walk on it.

@Reba: I think she dated that hunky skaarsgard guy a few moons ago. i personally think she’s bi-sexual. I hope she continues to make interesting movies and she doesn’t find that her orientation becomes a barrier to being cast in different roles – I’ve never seen an openly gay person play a heterosexual lead.

@Nkosi:
Her and the Swede just go to hockey games together. They never claimed to be any item. They will probably continue going to hockey games together.

@Ksa: Actually, in the times we are in right now, it is and will be treated as heroic. I know that all of you crave to live in a world where being L/G/B/T isn’t important and doesn’t matter, but this is a step in the direction of that kind of an accepting and peaceful world. Look, people are still being bullied, put to death and abused over being gay. We can’t expect to be accepting and not make a deal out of it when the LGBT community NEEDS humanity’s support and needs to feel like people will love them and respect them, no matter what. So yeah, coming out as gay is regarded as heroic right now, and for a celebrity to come out is also a big thing because you are building that concrete wall of support and serving as a role model to young people who feel lost and unaccepted in this unfair and biased world. If you think that everything is alright in the world and that being gay is made a big deal, then you probably don’t understand what it’s like for the many people who live in countries where you can be executed or jailed for being gay (look at Russia right now, people are dying in protests), or where you live in an environment that is filled with homophobia or you’re constantly being abused. I don’t blame the people who don’t understand, but when people take that step towards understanding that we are not at that point where being gay isn’t a problem and people don’t care, then journeying towards it will just be easier. Gay people need our support as of now, not our indifference. Because they have been subject to a lot of bigotry and abuse, and have been labelled as unacceptable on many occasions, and sure, in time they will get our indifference and “It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, it’s not our problem.”‘s once they are made aware that they are beautiful no matter what. I may not make much sense, because I don’t have a way with words, and I’m not being hateful towards you or anyone who has this opinion, but I just wanted to say what I thought without being rude and abrasive. Thank you! :)

ellenellen @ 02/15/2014 at 5:42 am

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

Lovelydoll @ 02/15/2014 at 6:14 am

Jodie Foster is an example of the fulfilling life and career women she can have, but she came along as a young, popular actress in a different time. She speaks about that a lot.

I’m waiting for Matthew McConaughey or some similar actor to announce a big press confrence and say “I’m tired of living with this secret. I’m here today to announce… I like blonde chicks with big fake breasts and a butt you can bounce quarters into orbit off of!”

I wonder how many people will cheer him for his bravery.

Seriously, a guy who is into guys is no different than a guy who likes readheaded or asian chicks.

They really need to stop with these big, public coming out spectacles that treat being gay as something so abhorrent that admitting it takes a huge amount of courage. As long as they treat themselves as being different than the rest of society, they only justify the rest of society treating them different.

Telling the public was courageous in the 50s. It’s courageous if you’re Russian and doing it on the streets of Moscow today. Or if you’re a 14 year old kid living in a trailer park telling his dad he feels more comfortable wearing a skirt and heels than a football uniform.
But a celebrity doing it in front of a bunch of cameras in the US isn’t courageous. It’s just begging people on the “I’m not a homophobe! I called her courageous!” bandwagon to feed your ego and reignite your career.

For all those criticizing people who announce that they are gay, I think they are highly motivated by the suicide rate of gay teens. People kill themselves to hide the fact that they are gay. It is a big deal, and your reaction to it proves their point — there is still tons of hatred and vile spewed at gay people, and she’s trying to make it better for someone else. Gay people are shunned not just socially, but in the work environment, so it is brave to risk that condemnation in order to make it easier for someone else, and make someone else feel ok about themselves.

@Ksa: You don’t live in the real world, clearly. Why don’t you say that to the kids that kill themselves because they are bullied for being gay. It’s a harsh, intolerant world out there.

@Sisi2014: pls read comment no 17. thanks. and to quote a line from that comment “gays need our support, not our indifference.” learn that with all these protests and executions, treating this situation with indifference is going to lead us nowhere. i do agree with you about being courageous. but she’s a young, 26 year old girl. she’s the role model that young, 14 year old girls and boys need right now. so yeah, even if it is to reignite her career, at least she’s giving courage to the people who had none. the young 14 year old girls and boys who feel helpless and feel like outcasts? they need it. the thing is, though, i’ve always thought that if a famous woman who was assumed to be straight just one day started going out with a girl without the big coming out speech, it would be the day people stopped giving two sh*ts about people being gay. (it shows how on the fence i am about treating people who are gay like it’s no problem, but that will start once this dumb a** ‘homosexuality is a sin’ stops and it’s legalized and people dont have to freaking protest to their deaths for it to be legalized) but ellen is young, and if she thinks the right thing to do is come out like this and serve as a role model to young teens, i have nothing against it. in fact, i encourage it, bc at this point like anna (#17) said, it’s what we need, right? not indifference. the ones being abused need to know that the rest of the world will always be there to support them, right? so.. yeah.

Next=Benedict Cumberbatch. Ah wait. His career is hot right now with loony fangirls. He can’t come out. Instead he travels the world with his male “assistant”. :)

ummm..sure, whatever. Pretty soon people will start talking about what sexual positions they prefer. Who the F cares.

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