Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay during live speech

Ellen Page has announced that she is gay during a live speech given at a Human Rights Campaign. The actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Juno came out as a lesbian at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens.

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Stars hail Ellen Page as a 'hero' after coming out

Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing along with singer Ricky Martin have hailed Ellen Page as a "hero" after the actress announced she was gay during a live speech given at a Human Rights Campaign.

Ellen Page: 'My mental health suffered'

Ellen Page has announced that she is gay during a live speech given at a Human Rights Campaign.

The actress came out at the Time To Thrive conference for gay teens.

Page said in her speech that she suffered for years because she was scared to be public about her sexuality.

"My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered," she said. "And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain."

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Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay during live speech

Ellen Page has announced that she is gay during a live speech given at a Human Rights Campaign.

The actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Juno came out as a lesbian at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens.

"I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission," the 26-year-old actress said in a speech that drew roaring support from an audience at the Time to Thrive conference.

"I'm here today because I am gay. And because ... maybe I can make a difference," she said. "To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."

The Human Rights Campaign, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group that posted her speech on its website, congratulated Page for completing the "deeply personal and arduous journey" of coming out.

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