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'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay

Actress Ellen Page:

Ellen Page, the well-known star of "Juno" and the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" gave an emotional and moving speech at Time to THRIVE, a conference supporting LGBTQ youth.

The actress announced to the Las Vegas audience Friday, "I'm here today because I'm 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."

Page said she felt she had been "lying by omission" by not coming out and revealing her true self. "I suffered for years because I was scared to be out," Page told the audience. She opened up about the pain she felt, starting with her entrance into the limelight after 2007's 'Juno' became a hit.

As soon as the news broke, many fans Tweeted in support of the 26-year-old star.

According to The Wrap, Ellen Page appeared in a 'SNL' skit in 2008 that made many speculate whether or not the actress was a lesbian. The sketch shows Page returning home from a Melissa Etheridge, overwhelmed by the experience.

Page was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'Juno' and has appeared in many more films since.

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cmax383666 February 15 2014 at 10:19 AM

Great ! Next.

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illlnllli February 15 2014 at 4:20 PM

The only logical reason I would think someone in hollywood, would make their private life public, is get them instant exposure. I think as long as this gay marriage thing is being dragged out on a state to state level, the longer its going to be on the front pages. There are alot of fake people that pretend to give a **** about this, in and out of hollywood, that show support, just for the purpose of not looking bad. What someone does in their personal life is just that, personal.

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katsupari February 15 2014 at 10:05 AM

I am happy these people are finally finding it is okay to be gay but I am tired of hearing about their sexual preferences. This was once a personal subject and should still be. It is no one else's business. In other words. WHO CARES!!!!

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LA is Best katsupari February 15 2014 at 10:10 AM

It's ALWAYS in your face with these people !!

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kastmaster2105 February 15 2014 at 10:05 AM

Who? Well,................ all I can say is...Me and her only have one thing in common,'' and thats both of us like to eat *****!'' ed in tx

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fred kastmaster2105 February 15 2014 at 10:15 AM

Funny,, Yes it is!

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tlmtlm February 15 2014 at 4:20 PM

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jennifer February 15 2014 at 4:20 PM

Another one bites the dust. What a shame.

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sawsally15 February 15 2014 at 4:22 PM

She's trying to make a difference-claiming to be gay and coming out which is sad. Every gay person, drug addicts, porn addicts, achololics, theives, murders, e.g. all sinners need to come out and head straight for the alter cause only Jesus can make the difference he will make you an x-gay, x-porn, x-drug addict, x-thief, x-murder, x-drunker, an x-sinner so you can go to heaven(there is no continuous of sinful lifestyles in heaven) - her saying I'm gay will not stop the truth that the lifestyle is wrong and its hurting men, women and children - even animals. On the surface it appears ok because were human but it is SICK and God will prove this during the tribulation.

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exmarine409 sawsally15 February 15 2014 at 4:49 PM

Sally, you really need to RE READ John's Gospel...."God is love,and he who abides IN LOVE, abides in God, and God in him...",,,,so Sal? remember, as a CHRISTian,,,you are ONLY supposed to LOVE....even the feckkking BEATLES knew that...and frankly, they were all heteros...NON?

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Michelle February 15 2014 at 11:11 AM

Who cares?

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wheeler679 February 15 2014 at 4:24 PM

If you are gay or anything else, keep it to yourself. What right do we have to know your sexual preferences? I have no idea who this person is but I am so tired of them sharing their crappy lives..KEEP IT TO YOURSELF, we don't give a big rat's butt.

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exmarine409 wheeler679 February 15 2014 at 4:43 PM

Wheeler, HONEY????? IF YOU ARE SO SO SO FECKKKING TIRED about our SHARING,,,then SKIP THESE COLUMNS...honey,,cunnie???? okay...and get on with your NARROW MINDED LIFE....kisses....

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rjen164497 February 15 2014 at 4:24 PM

When you have announce to the world your sexual preference you have a problem. It's like saying I have a regular bowel movement evryday. Look at me I'm Gay. Look at me I have a mole on my nose.

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eaglephoenix2 rjen164497 February 15 2014 at 4:29 PM

Be glad you have a bowel movement everyday!

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rjen164497 eaglephoenix2 February 15 2014 at 4:36 PM

What kind of a handle is eaglephoenix2 ? Glad your glad I have regular bowel movements. Are you a happy Indian or a gay Indian. Is your friend Princess Summer Fall or Kimo Sabe ?

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