Ellen Page, ‘I’m Gay’

Juno star Ellen Page has revealed that she’s gay: ‘I’m here today because I am gay. 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.

I am 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.

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.’

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    I’m so proud of her!I loved her in Juno and Inception.

  • threelittlebirds

    i always kinda got that gay vibe from her. i’m glad she finally got the courage to come out.

    • um

      i got a gay vibe from her too, and that one other comment.. i get gay vibes from kstew as well. and taylor swift (which is weird considering her obsession with dicks)

  • Krisbian lover

    Wonder when Kristen Stewart gonna do the same? Cause that’s the only lesbo I’m waiting for.

  • gg

    great. selena should come out one way or another

  • Lily

    Not surprising, but awe, you can tell she was getting really nervous right before she said it.

  • Emmatome

    Her speech was WOW.

  • laura

    I knew it! I am so glad she found the courage to come out of the closet and that she is now inspiring many people. She is an amazing woman and she just got even more amazing to me :)

  • ISeeSparksFly

    Totally saw this one coming.

  • Zaina777

    Isn’t the term for females lesbian?

    • LAChris08

      They can say Gay, lesbian, who cares..

      • Zaina777

        Calm down bro… I was just wondering…

  • boystan

    This made me cry so much. The speech.. just wow.