X-Men Actor Ellen Page comes out at a Human Rights Campaign conference.
• Ellen Page, an Oscar nominee came to fame in the Juno movie
• Spoke about wanting to live an ‘open and authentic live’
• Celebrities react with positivity over her coming out
26-year-old actress Ellen Page has come out as gay at a ‘Time To Thrive’ Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas saying:
‘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.’
TIRED OF LYING BY OMISSION
Page also said she was coming out because she was: ‘tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.’
‘If we took just 5 minutes to recognize each other’s beauty, instead of attacking each other for our differences. That’s not hard. It’s really an easier and better way to live. And ultimately, it saves lives. Then again, it’s not easy at all. It can be the hardest thing, because loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves. I know many of you have struggled with this. I draw upon your strength and your support, and have, in ways you will never know.’
Ellen Page made her fame in the film Juno, however she has also starred in X-Men The Last Stand and Inception.
Her new film X-Men Days Of Future Past is due out in May 2014.
Former Boybander Lance Bass took to twitter to congratulate the star saying:
‘I just watched Ellen Page come out! Wow! What a speech! Congrats!!’ the gay N’Sync singer captioned the picture. ‘We love you @ellenpage!!’