Ellen Page comes out as gay for Valentine's Day: Watch the speech
Ellen Page has announced she is gay, and there couldn't be a better day for it. The actress came out during a Valentine's Day speech in Las Vegas.
"I'm here today because I am gay," the "Juno" and "Inception" star said in a speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas on Feb. 14. "Maybe I can help others to have an easier time. I am tired of hiding."
Page also expressed a feeling of responsibility toward other young people hiding their sexual orientation. "I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility," Page said. "I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. And I am standing here today with all of you on the other side of the pain."
Although best known for her starring roles in films like "Juno," "Inception" and the "X-Men" series, Halifax-native Page got her start in Canadian television shows "Trailer Park Boys" and "Pit Pony."
While most of Twitter seemed ready to date Page after the announcement, some of the actress' Hollywood colleagues also expressed their opinions on the news.
Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.-- Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 15, 2014
I have never been more proud of a human than I am of @EllenPage right now.-- shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) February 15, 2014
As for Page herself, she seemed happy with the support.
Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X-- Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 15, 2014