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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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Freddie Boy February 15 2014 at 10:33 AM

HuffPost is admitting, by publishing articles declaring the "coming out" of homosexuals, that homosexuality is abnormal. They seem to relish the trumpeting of this fact.

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vdog February 15 2014 at 9:41 AM

WOW!! I didn't know disgusting hate got up so early in the morning!!

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ghidra15 vdog February 15 2014 at 9:47 AM

They're up all night to get hateful, they're up all night to get hateful, SING WITH ME, they're up all night to get hateful...

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vor77 vdog February 15 2014 at 10:27 AM

I read 40+ comments & found no hate - what did you read?
PS Ellen only homosexuals care about you being one.

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projcontrols February 15 2014 at 9:40 AM

There is absolutely nothing wrong about being a crack snacker - feeling ashamed of it however is perhaps the saddest part of it all because it is an indictment of our hateful society and warped religiosity that teaches we are only allowed to love those of the opposite sex. Crass stupidity on our part. We need to learn to respect the right to be different and live in harmony with our own God given natural instincts. God bless Juno - she had guts that most of us could only dream of having.

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seamer45 February 15 2014 at 10:44 AM

Does someone actually care?

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Tom February 15 2014 at 4:46 PM

Latest way to stay in the news for a couple of weeks. Who really cares?

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dvettecrzy February 15 2014 at 4:44 PM

Enough.........Got better things to do.............

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PAPA & DIDI February 15 2014 at 7:32 PM

i am speechless

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jessicanormile February 15 2014 at 10:46 AM

well...my husband will be disappointed ;) She's adorable.

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BOBO February 15 2014 at 4:42 PM

who cares

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hattie54 February 15 2014 at 4:39 PM

Is this gal's career going downhill ?

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