Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay
Ellen Page comes out as gay to surprised attendees at a conference on Friday.
Ellen Page delivered her emotional speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to THRIVE conference.
Through one tweet, the Human Rights Campaign let the world know that Ellen Page had come out as gay.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) February 15, 2014
The day prior, Ellen Page was a guest speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to THRIVE conference. She used this opportunity to surprise attendees by letting them know that,
“I’m here today because I am gay, and maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.”
She went on to describe her reasons for coming out as gay
“Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selﬁshly, because I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,”
Her video on YouTube has already been viewed millions of times and she has received a ton of love on Twitter. She tweeted out her gratitude,
Just wanted to take a moment to say how moved I am by all the support. I feel profoundly grateful right now. xxxx
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 17, 2014
Watch the video as Ellen Page comes out as gay.