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Saturday 15 February 2014

Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay: VIDEO 'Time To Thrive' conference

Hollywood actress Ellen Page (from the movie "Juno") has come out as gay while speaking at the Human Rights Campaign 'Time To Thrive' conference.

The 26 year old actress said:

“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."

She added, “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,” she added. Watch her speech below:

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