Ellen Page Comes Out: 'I Am Gay'
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Juno star Ellen Page came out as a gay woman Friday at the Human Rights Campaign's THRIVE conference benefiting LGBTQ youth in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I'm here today because I am gay," Page, 26, told the audience. "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 also said that she was "tired of lying" by staying silent on the rumors that have surrounded her sexual orientation.
"Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X," she later tweeted in response to overwhelming responses of support she has received through social media.
Watch her full speech below.