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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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Jennifer February 15 2014 at 4:20 PM

Another one bites the dust. What a shame.

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williamadoran February 15 2014 at 1:37 PM

Like I have been saying, nobody really cares about "The Bachelor" or "The Kardashians" either but it is crammed down our throats. "The Bachelor" is heterosexuals at pathetic play and "The Kardashians are rich heterosexuals behaving badly.

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Wayne February 15 2014 at 1:17 PM

On the global scale of things who really cares?

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williamadoran Wayne February 15 2014 at 1:30 PM

nobody cares about "The Bachelor" or "The Kardashians either but that is crammed down our throats

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marksmail9 February 15 2014 at 1:17 PM

It's all an illusion

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bertasis February 15 2014 at 1:16 PM


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ebg3fla February 15 2014 at 12:58 PM

I can't believe it!

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bertasis ebg3fla February 15 2014 at 1:18 PM


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hoppinhogz February 15 2014 at 12:54 PM

There are lots of things that are news but sexual preference should not be one of them. This is a personal thing between people, at least it should be. Too much is made of this today. Just be whatever is good for you

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SAM hoppinhogz February 15 2014 at 1:32 PM

I don't see why they just don't wear a tee shirt that reads I am gay..

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Orovidrio SAM February 15 2014 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, SAM, or a pink triangle like in Nazi Germany.

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mikco99 February 15 2014 at 12:51 PM

Well I'm happy for her and sad for me. She was one of my celeb crushes. Hope she has peace and a happy life now.

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bng1959 mikco99 February 15 2014 at 1:06 PM

Don't be sad she will be fine now and have a great life.

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rrebelx1 February 15 2014 at 3:03 PM

ATTENTION: I have an announcement to make... I am a Lesbian trapped in a man's body.

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mercymfa rrebelx1 February 15 2014 at 3:06 PM

Got Bible?

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eaglephoenix2 rrebelx1 February 15 2014 at 3:07 PM

Is your last name Degeneres?

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rthom33 February 15 2014 at 12:20 PM

Who cares?

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