Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Tired of Hiding’

In a speech at the Time to Thrive conference Friday, actress Ellen Page came out as gay. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she told the audience of LGBT youth at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The 26-year old star of “Juno” appears in the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” Page said. “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”

Hollywood and Homosexuality: Why Ellen Page Made a Difference

The sponsor of the conference, Human Rights Campaign, tweeted “Congratulations @EllenPage for taking the steps to live openly and come out as lesbian.”

She told the audience she felt a personal obligation and a social responsibility to be honest. “Maybe I can help others to have an easier time. I am tired of hiding,” she said.

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  1. Laney says:

    Help me. I’m scared to come out as gay

  2. Lucy Lnn says:

    Ellen Page came out and now all I see are tweets and status from dickhead guys saying “shame, now I can’t fuck her”. Er… you can’t and you never could!!

  3. Natalie Benson says:

    Funny, I thought she would play a great Amanda Hughes from the crime novel Picking Up Strays. I said this like three weeks before she came out.

  4. Dukeofurl says:

    I believe that what you are citing is commonly known as ‘floop’. All of the lesbians I know in my community not only have fathers, but generally have a strong relationship with them. Just as many gay men have stronger than usual relationships with their mothers. There’s also the fact that people come out after years of heterosexual marriage, on both the gay and lesbian sides of the spectrum. Plenty of time to be found attractive by the opposite sex. In fact, if Lesbians were so unattractive to men, its hard to understand why lesbian porn is so darn popular among straight men. But you’re not really thinking clearly, are you mr. all caps?

  5. markworthen says:

    Do you have any citations to support your “hard facts” Alexis? I’m familiar with the research in this area and I have never seen any such findings. In fact, the two malicious myths you trotted out for your mean-spirited post were discredited decades ago.

  6. Lisa says:

    Well, no, it would not have been more profound, because that is not what she is. She’s gay. If you would like to “come out” as a conservative Christian, you are free to do so.

  7. Nancym says:

    @Soldat Amir Incest may one day be acceptable. It has usually been taboo in most societies (not all) because of the very real problem of inbreeding and the deformities and genetic weaknesses it causes. With addiquit birth control, there is really no reason to prohibit it except for religious reasons. This is not to say I am in favor of it, especially cross generational. Just making a point.

    • Kristy says:

      Me. A 19 year old bisexual female.

      I have fortunately not being bullied or targeted for my sexuality. The people in my life who know have been really accepting (or if they’re not, they haven’t shown it). The people who don’t know…might be a different story once they find out.

      You may feel like this isn’t important but I do. I love hearing about other people who are gay. Seeing people (especially females) who are living successfully and also happen to be gay makes me hopeful. People tend to like seeing themselves represented in the media. They want more women, more Hispanics, more Asians, more people like them. The LGBT community is the same. It’s a nice feeling to be able to identify with the people who crowd our TVs, magazines, and social networks.

    • DukeofUrl says:

      People who have been the target of violence, ridicule, bullying, hatred and shunning. People who have found themselves excomunicated by their families and their communities. People who have been bullied at school to the point of suicide. Those are the people who care. Listen to the speech.

  8. Norm B says:

    Looking for another fifteen minutes of fame, Ellen?

    • DukeofUrl says:

      No. She is taking time to thank the people of an organization that make life for the young LGBT community that much more bearable, given that they are at such high risk from violence, depression and suicide. Listen to the speech.

  9. kianna Moore says:

    Hi I just wish to say thank u so much Ellen page. I want to thank u for coming out because u are my role model I want to be an actress someday such as your self and I’m thanking u because I’m bisexual and I have a homophobe as a brother and moma and I hope I can someday like u! And btw congrats on coming out Ellen :*xoxoxoxo

  10. She has acted “good” in something good. People have watched it. Now she’s telling us something about herself. What’s your problem?

  11. willicaroline says:

    Gee, never coulda seen that comin’. . . .

  12. Derek B. Miller says:

    Heart-felt, very well-written, courageous, and sincere. Well done indeed.

  13. Marceline says:

    good for you Ellen :D

  14. George P Burdelstrit says:

    Be interesting to see the comments from all her supporters here if, instead of announcing her sexual inclinations, she announced she was a of the Christian , Jewish , or Muslim faith as the basis for some media production.

    We would see a lot of true colors at that point, hypocritical colors at that.

    • Michelle Davis says:

      What exactly does that statement mean? Obviously, if you come out as other than Christian in this country you will most likely experience some form of discrimination. I once told a couple of co-workers that I had tried various religions to better understand the nature of man. One replied “So, you’ve practiced, Catholicism, Baptist, Methodist, and Judaism? It never even occured to her that those are different facets of the same religion. What about Hindi, Budism, Muslim, or the hundreds of different forms of paganism out there? Not to mention the various traditional and antient religious beliefs from thousands of peoples avross the world. Really, religious persecution is still as alive as sexual persecution, but they are not the same and you cannot really compare the two. Your sexual orientation is not a choice. You are born with it. Religious orientation is a concious choice, and sometimes forced onto people. I am an advocate of both sexual and religious freedom. She can be who she wahts and believe in what she wants & I will still support her.

  15. I never thought she was straight……I love her acting….does not change my opinion of her 1 bit.

  16. Devon says:

    Seems like everyone is gay these days

  17. DukeofUrl says:

    This is a big story not because a celebrity came out. The story is that a celebrity did it so beautifully, and in support of such a great cause.

  18. That’s such a beautiful speech, she’s so amazing.

  19. DukeofUrl says:

    Who is displaying guilt here? All I see is pride. Guilt could be something you are projecting onto her. Meanwhile, Democracy allows you to disagree, but no to discriminate. Also, how is being gay a ‘liberal media’ issue, when many prominnet conservative thinkers throughout history have been gay? Finally, things have changed already. Drastically.

  20. thingmaker says:

    For everyone saying, “No big deal” or “I don’t care”..good for you! You don’t think being gay or coming out as gay is a big deal because you don’t think sexuality is a big deal. Do you know why you think that? Because you are probably straight and for you sexuality has never been a big deal because you were never made to feel excluded for being straight. So you have never been mean to homosexuals. Great! But know this: there ARE a lot of people out there who are mean and bigoted towards homosexuals. You probably don’t see or hear much of this because you are not gay. So when Ellen and all the others come out – have some empathy towards them, they have struggled against something you’ve been luckily and blissfully unaware of. The hatred and judgement exists even if you haven’t ever witnessed it.

  21. D A W says:

    So which Olympic event does she participate in again?

  22. Alice Singe says:

    Yeah, it’s easy being straight. RIGHT? But for a group of people who have been hated on, shunned away, and even KILLED the last couple of centuries for being LGBT’s… it is actually very hard to come out, especially at the risk of losing your career, fans, friends, family… and even possibly enough credibility to earn a simple job. I hate that it’s true, but that’s the world we live in. And thanks to people like Ellen, it’s changing- rapidly. The influence in Hollywood has gotten us to accept most everyone into our so-called society. So, if you’re straight, good. You probably haven’t been around people who hate you as a result of it. You haven’t felt compelled to hide your sexuality and pretend you’re a different person. You’ve probably never experienced these things- and you probably never will. That’s the difference between announcing you’re gay, and announcing that you’re straight. There ISN’T one. Only the small fact that people, as a whole, act differently to these two things. Cause? Evolution. We are still evolving on a mental level. Anybody we view as different, we shun out of the community. Why?
    This, I believe, dates back to “Tribalism”- the idea that if someone that has something in common with you in any way, you consider them to be part of your tribe, family, community, society- what have you. We didn’t see gay people as like us, simply because of one tiny difference. (And I believe later on because of the Church.)
    I’m bi, and I know that that is different than being a lesbian, or gay- but it still took a lot of courage to come out to just one of my friends, and when I did, she said this exact thing to me: “Alright. Just don’t be lesbian”. I didn’t tell anyone for a whole year after that. And then I did. And again, a similar response. I decided to just fully come out, and I’ve been happier ever since. I’ve noticed that most of you people saying how easy it is to come out, (if not all,) are hetero men. You have no fucking clue what it’s like to be a LGBT. If you think it’s so easy, go out on your rooftops and yell, “I’M GAY!” at the top of you god-damned lungs. THEN see how it feels. Of course, you won’t even know what it feels like remotely, just a little hint of it. And to all the people that say, “I don’t care if someone’s gay or a lesbian, they shouldn’t use it as an excuse!” or “So tired of celebrities coming out…” or ANYTHING to that extent- then don’t pay attention to pop culture. Gay or not , a lot of celebrities come out anyways. It’s helping the world to be more understanding of LGBT people. If you don’t like it? My advice? Turn off the T.V., log yourself out of Facebook, shut out the news and listen to music.

  23. K says:

    Who cares?
    I think I will climb to the rooftop and announce I’m straight…seems like I am the minority.

  24. Brad Smith says:

    I think we all already knew that. It’s getting tiring of people making a big deal about their sexuality.

    • Michelle Davis says:

      “Look at the attitude by you towards some one who is straight? It’s getting tiring of people making a big deal about their sexuality?” I do not understand these comments in the least. I was born bi-sexsual and, like many young women, suffered because of my differences. I am now 34, but nearly starved myself to death at the age of 16. Why? Try being thrown in a trash can or shoved in a locker by a bunch of ignorant teenage girls. Or failing PE class because you were too afraid to dress out or shower with your fellow classmated because if one of them thinks your “checking them out” while changing you may get followed home by a group of girls who plan on kicking the living *&%$ out of you. How about hearing your mother say that all gays will burn in Hell? and the self-loathing that comes with being a social misfit. Being gay is not a choice. You cannot change your desires or feelings. You can only hope to change others perceptions. The first love of my life was Violet, a beautiful 15 year old girl; I was 17 at the time. She was brutally murdered during a hate crime. Shot in the stomach and left to die a very slow and painful death. TAKE A WALK IN MY SHOES BEFORE YOU LEAVE JUDGEMENTAL REMARKS! After her death I did’nt care who knew what I was. I had to come out and defend her honor, her love, and memory. I will do so until my death. Her murder still is an unsolved crime and I am resolved to support equality and reform in her name.

    • Matt Bowyer says:

      When every last person in the World is simply accepting without question of people who are LGBT and no one is discriminatory, abusive, violent or otherwise negative towards them then you may have a point.

      Until then I’d say that LGBT people – especially young, impressionable ones – could use a strong, vocal role model.

      Regards,

      A straight bloke

    • DukeofUrl says:

      Spoken with the same understanding as White people who say “Why are minorities so angry? Slavery is over.” Well guess what? You don’t have to make a big deal about your sexuality because I’m guessing no one has ever called you on it. No one has ever bullied you for it. No one has ever made you feel as if you were wrong, evil, strange, perverse, or the same as a sex offender because of your orientation. Sure, you’ve had the usual ups and downs that come with any relationship ( heart-ache, rejection, difficulties), but you have never had to completely question who you were because of who you loved. I’m guessing that you never lived in fear of being rejected by your parents or your community because of who you love. You never had to come out to a friend and have them completely distance themselves from you as a result. That LGBT community has had to go through all of those things. That’s why they’re making a big deal out of their sexuality. Ironically, because straight people make a big deal out of their sexuality: through hatred, prejudice, bigotry and sheer lack of understanding.

    • Brad, it is people like you that stop progress, cant you be respectful of others feelings? Listen to Ellen’s message that gay people in general gets abuse on a daily basis for being “different”. A great deal of “normal” people are the ones making a “big deal” about other people’s sexuality (being gay). Much like the civil rights movement of the 60’s, gay people are finally finding their voice and being comfortable and accepting of who they are, they dont want to live in a LIE anymore. Capish? Can you be a little more tolerant and accepting instead of critical?

      • Preston says:

        I think you may be misinterpreting what he said there. To me it sounds like he doesn’t care about what everyone’s sexuality is and instead of people making ‘a big deal’ out of it just live like the person you are; gay, straight, trans etc.

  25. Michelle says:

    Wow poeple are such assholes on here. Ellen Page is a great young actress and I do not care if she is a Lesbian or not. I think she is awesome! Some of you people need to get with the times…Jeez..harsh enough? Seriously? “I will never watch any movie she is in again” blah blah blah..and other shit like that..Quit being dicks and get your heads out of your asses.

  26. Janice Paul says:

    Who cares if you are heterosexual or LGBT? Nobody’s business what you do in your own bedroom. As if people have a right. Good for her.

  27. stephen says:

    i don’t have a problem with somebody that’s gay!!!!!not in the least bit.. BUT im not going to give
    a standing ovation for ”coming out ”

    • Sue says:

      Stephen, it’s hard to put yourself in another persons shoes and therefore see why something like ‘coming out’ deserves a “standing ovation”. And there’s no reason why you should have to do that, if you can accept that it is important to some people. Although, you may find it helpful in understanding the world if you can give some thought as to why it’s important.

  28. Sue says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW!
    And WHAT an amazing speech!
    Ellen Page has, almost without a doubt, changed her direction in life and given up dreams she may have had of oscar winning roles, (along with the potential loss of all the other stuff we each once feared losing) in order to be herself and help change attitudes for all.
    We all deserve bravery awards for openly being who we are in a world that can be so damning.
    This includes me! – who came out as Lesbian at 18 and as straight at 51 (long story, short life, have to live it).
    It DOES take strength to be ourselves when faced with very painful consequential loses.
    Bravery awards all round then, and a very special Oscaresque one to Ellen from me, for pulling me out of a very self piteous hole to stand tall again, proud to be myself!

  29. badblogcollection says:

    Just as her turn in Juno was overhyped, so is her coming out being overhyped. There was some mild speculation years ago that she might be gay, and this confirms it. Not exactly earthshaking. This article seems to be trying to to paint her as some kind of brave trailblazer, which is insulting to women who actually did take a real risk in coming out, back in the 1990s, like Ellen Degeneres.

    • S says:

      I don’t understand how this is insulting. Women like Ellen Degeneres paved the way for this sort of thing to happen, in my mind this is a dream come true to people who were trailblazers of their time. Someone’s carrying the torch, keeping it alive. Letting us know that it didn’t just ‘go away’ with time.

      Personally, I think that’s great.

  30. Chris says:

    It’s ok to be gay it’s what your body want to do your body just needs to change once in awhile I’m a boy I’m 18 and I’m gay too my name is Christopher Farquhar

  31. diana hardy says:

    I stil don;’t understand all of the gay stuff. .. animals don’t do it,, and the bible denouces it, but had a beloved Aunt who was gay,, and a sister-in- law. an it didn’t make me love them any less.So I guess I will just have to be confused.

    • Michelle Davis says:

      Actually animals do have homosexualilty. Most notible is are closest relatives, the chimps and apes. Monkeys and apes regulary practice homosexuality. Look it up! Even dogs and cats have been found to ahve homosexual tendencies. It seems to be a trait that runs in many mamals. Then there are other animals that actually are both female and male. Sea slugs, for example, have both reproductive organs and impregnate each other. I commend you for accepting your family memebers for being different though!

    • Daniel Niespodzinski says:

      Actually Diana Hardy, Animals DO do it. In FACT it happens quite a bit in nature including every type of primate, dolphins, whales, dogs, cats, birds. Pick up a book once in awhile rather than state stuff you obviously have no education on. You’d be amazed at what you might learn. Also, If you are going to claim what the Bible denounces, You might also want to look at the one that you Bible quoters always seem to ignore “Thou shalt not judge lest ye be judged”

      • Kristy Wilson says:

        I didn’t see her comment as being mean, in any kind of way, but you’re reply to her was kind of crap! She even stated that she had two people, very close to her, who are gay. But since she loved them, regardless of their sexuality), she would just rather stay confused, than to make sense of it and possibly change how she feels about them. That was my take away. You seemingly chose to take the more angry, judgemental route.

      • DukeofUrl says:

        I get it. Avoidance isn’t exlusion, its just personal judgement personally expressed. So a religious group can choose, on the basis of personal judgement, to avoid ( polite word for exclude), an entire group, just as they are suggesting in the new legislation that hails from Kansas, right? Sounds like straight-forward, honest bible talk to me. If you avoid people, you aren’t expressing compassion, you are expressing judgment.

      • Jace says:

        “Thou shalt not judge lest ye be judged” — that scripture is misquoted and used out of context by many non-Bible believers, as well. Here’s the whole verse: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”. Basically, it’s saying “treat others how you wish to be treated”. Making personal judgments about others is not really frowned upon in the Bible. For instance, I should not condemn you for choices you make that I feel are wrong. I can disagree with you, and choose to avoid you, but I should not wish anything bad against you. I am making a judgment about you (and choosing to avoid you), but I am not “judging” you. Hope that cleared up the misunderstanding :)

  32. Nina says:

    Im really glad another celebrity came out, I think that every person who has any influence on young people should come out and fight for rights of LGBTI community. I personally am not gay but I know many people even in my family who struggled in their teen years with coming out and recently, in my country, Slovakia, a 14 or 15 year old boy has killed himself because he found out he is gay and he was too afraid to live with it.. Its really sad that this is still happening and I hope that every decent human being realises how hard it is to be different and how much we need to help each other and love each other to make a change.

  33. Steve Chiasson says:

    I dont know what she is talking about? She seams like a nice looking lady, i know id appreciated trying to work things out.

  34. Jem says:

    WAW what an inspirational speech, YOU HAVE MY VOTE!!! amazing.

  35. loveisallyouneed says:

    Her speech was incredible and as a lesbian in the process of coming out it gives me hope and inspires me in ways you will never know.

  36. cannahelpyou says:

    It sad that anyone cares. Whatever and whomever she does shouldn’t matter and she shouldn’t have to “come out”. Usually when people come out, I already assumed they were gay anyway. Hopefully this lifts a weight off of her shoulders.

  37. Steverino says:

    What a beautifully inspiring speech. Seemingly easy to dismiss with, “Ah, I knew!” But those who dismiss miss the point. Living your life in fear sucks. Lying to people on a daily basis about the core of who you are sucks. People who try to dismiss it away are essentially bullying by disqualifying this important moment of honesty for any gay person, whether it comes from day one or on a 60th birthday. Coming out a tremendously difficult and courageous event for a gay person. You can see and feel how nervous and genuinely moved Ms. Page is. Coming out is saying “f*** you” to those dismissive bullies that have surrounded us our whole lives and letting them know that we refuse to not be proud of who we are and to move forward as a positive, whole person.
    Kudos to Ellen Page.

  38. laugh says:

    being tolerant is cool, but being gay is totally different than being Bi- …. this chick has been known to date guys. shes just confused, not gay.

    • Alice Singe says:

      Well nobody really knows. Just ’cause she’s pretty doesn’t mean she’s not a lesbian. And just ’cause she’s dated guys doesn’t mean she’s bi. She probably wanted to hide that she was gay or force herself to be straight- so she dated a few guys.

  39. Jon Weiss says:

    And I should care about this because?????????????

    I am a Caucasian male heterosexual. I have been criticized by blacks for being white, I have been criticized by tall people for being too short, by thin people for being to fat, by fat people for being too thin, I have even been called called “homophobic by gays simply because I refuse to actively campaign for their cause, an action I refuse to take because I simply don’t care about their agenda any more than they care about things that are important to me. To all of them I say, “Get over yourself.” .

    I have been criticized by a plethora of people criticize me simply because I am different than they are, in response I simply consider the source of the persecution, ignore them, and move on.

    If this person wants to announce to the world that she’s gay I say “So What?” it’s not a big deal, and I suspect that it is not because she has had any great persecution but is rather because the industry where works in expects such actions, nothing more nothing less.

    • DukeofUrl says:

      I agree Mr. White heterosexual male. It galls me when I have to go live in my neighborhood “The white male heterosexual village” thinking back to the time when white heterosexual males were entrapped by police officers and then pushed out of employment for being White and Heterosexual. They would publish our names in the local paper and socially ostracize us for being straight. Someone I knew for years refused to even look at me after the horrible truth came out. I also really enjoy going to my “white heterosexual night club” and I go weekly to a support group for “White Hetererosexuals” where me and other members of the White Heterosexual minority recall the trauma we’ve endured being bullied and excluded. Things like being shoved into lockers by Gays who called me “Straightie” and “Breeder”, being ridiculed by Gay teachers, and that time my co-habiting gay parents freaked out and sent me to a Gay pastor so that I could “Pray the straight away.” I ran away from home at sixteen because my Gay relatives were washing my “straight” clothes separately and told me “Don’t worry, you’ll grow up to be a normal fag like everyone else.” That’s what shoved me into the underground white heterosexual male subculture. I’m so glad I’ve finally found support there.

    • DukeofUrl says:

      I agree Mr. White heterosexual male. It galls me when I have to go live in my neighborhood “The white male heterosexual village” thinking back to the time when white heterosexual males were entrapped by police officers and then pushed out of employment for being White and Heterosexual. They would publish our names in the local paper and socially ostracize us for being straight. Someone I knew for years refused to even look at me after the horrible truth came out. I also really enjoy going to my “white heterosexual night club” and I go weekly to a support group for “White Hetererosexuals” where me and other members of the White Heterosexual minority recall the trauma we’ve endured being bullied and excluded. Things like being shoved into lockers by Gays who called me “Straightie” and “Breeder”, being ridiculed by Gay teachers, and that time my co-habiting gay parents freaked out and sent me to a Gay pastor so that I could “Pray the straight away.” I ran away from home at sixteen because my Gay relatives were washing my “straight” clothes separately and told me “Don’t worry, you’ll grow up to be a normal fag like everyone else.” That’s what shoved me into the underground white heterosexual male subculture. I’m so glad I’ve finally found support there.

    • George says:

      Talk about irony.

      You ask us all “why should we care?” and then proceed to write an entire paragraph and then some about all the things we shouldn’t care about.

      Maybe you should follow your own advice… “Get over yourself.”

      • Robert James says:

        well said George. Its like its become fashionable to oppress and discriminate against straight white males. We are blamed for all the ills of the world. We are consistantly targeted as the ‘bad guys’ in every other hollywood movie, most advertising adn other than being held up as a posterboy for ‘evil’ we are consistantly airbrushed out of all positive existance in all forms of media. Not unlike the way Jews were treated by the nazis, right before they decided to exterminate them. Just something to be aware of.

  40. mike says:

    This is NO big surprise as when Jodie Foster came out.

  41. Kathy says:

    Who cares

  42. George P Burdelstrit says:

    Who G.A.C.?
    Nobody asked, or cares, about your sexual inclinations.

    • Dukeofurl says:

      She is speaking as a keynote speaker at a conference for an organization that helps gay and lesbian youth live through the tremendous pressures that they are subjected to in heteronormative society. Pressures that drive them to depression, self harm and suicide at a rate that far exceeds the already alarming rate amongst youth. She is telling them thank-you for all of their good work, work that goes towards saving lives. That’s who gives a crap.

  43. Yureon says:

    Ok guys, this has been waiting to get off my chest for a while. I am a heterosexual….I love women and I want to have a family and treat them well. I want everyone whether they know me or not to know.

    • Anthony says:

      Who cares if you are heterosexual? Society assumes you are hetero and not homo. That’s why it is necessary to come out because of the bias. It is necessary to come out because your family, your friends, and your coworkers assume you are hetero. And many of them have negative connotations associated with homosexuality. It was a few years ago that gays and lesbians are not allowed to marry. In Russia, there are gangs that hunt down LGBTs and beat them up. It was a couple decades ago that psychologist believed homosexuals are mentally ill. If you go to any elementary school, the gay word is used to denegrate kids who look different (may or may not be gay). So stop being a douche. You have it easy being a hetero okay. I’m hetero too but at least I can emphasize with people like Ellen Page and my cousin (who happens to be gay in a dangerous part of the world that would imprison homosexuals). The world would be a better place if people aren’t so close minded and try for once to live in other people shoes.

  44. Ryan M. says:

    Ellen,
    I applaud you for coming out and I believe that finally things are changing for us younger people. I tried for so long to make people think I was straight in public because of fear that my father would disown me and I would no longer have a trust fund set up for me worth over 20 million dollars which is not important as far as the money is concerned, it’s just that my family is very religious except my father and I am the closest to my mother who has had her suspicions over the years. I was in a relationship for almost three years but the person who I thought was going to be with me forever started doing major drugs and I ended up spending tens of thousands of dollars of my own money. It is sad because he could have had it all if he waited long enough not saying I want my father to pass, we just haven’t had a very good relationship my whole life and he actually hit me in the face one time when he was drunk one night just because he was very successful in work and thought he could do what he wanted to. Bless you for showing that it can be done. I have had some friends that work in the business and have been hesitant to put up a Facebook page especially since I had photographers from all over the U.S. want to do my photo shoot and portfolio. I really do wish you continued success because this generation is going to make a difference. I recently put up a new page on Facebook but I have been busy writing a fiction novel set in the future as well as other things. You are very intelligent and an inspiration to people like me worried about what may happen to them. Sincerely,
    Ryan M.

  45. I just watched your video and I have to say that you gave me goose-bumps. I am a 53 year young male who came out to his entire family at our 2013 Christmas party at my sisters house. I feel so liberated after that,. And, the funny side of it was their comments were just this simple, “We already knew that!”” I didn’t need to hide all these years from the age of ten when I knew I was gay. I didn’t know the whole concept but I knew I loved “Jethro” on the Beverly Hill Billie’s for some reason. I am happier now that I am out, happier than I ever have been in my whole life. Now, I can be who I am and do what I do and that is love my family and children without fear. Your talk was awesome and I sat here in my den and carried on as if I were there. I love you so much for what you did. You have inspired me to help others. GOD BLESS ELLEN PAGE!!!

  46. Bari Naiotu says:

    I’m constantly amused by people who have the need to comment on “unknown to them” celebrities. :-). If they don’t know our darling Juno, why bother commenting?

    And the guy was who sad and happy fir her was sad because she’s gay and he can’t woe her. Not that gay is bad! Just that she’s never going to be going home with him.

    I’m glad she’s feeling good about herself and coming out. I just saw my niece on FB talk about the flowers her bf sent get and I’m sad that I’m not able to tell about my bf due I living and working in a Midwestern village that would not be open to my Openness. :-/

    Anyhow…good for you Ellen Page!!!

    • Jon Weiss says:

      I am one of those, I admit I have no clue as to who this girl is, nor do I particularly care, but after tripping over the headline about her action for the 50th time today, on virtually every news website on the internet, curiosity finally got the best of me, and I decided to see what all the hoopla was about…And now I come to this site and see that its nothing but a bunch of lemmings following a sensationalist story. But the reality is that the entire even it much-ado about nothing.

      • markworthen says:

        A: People who click a link about a popular news story covered by Variety, and then proceed to post a comment to that article on the Variety website, are lemmings.

        B: Jon Weiss clicked on a link to the Variety website to read about a popular news story, and he posted a comment to the article.

        C: Therefore…

        Mr Weiss, would you like to complete the syllogism?

  47. BloodEagle says:

    In other news, rain is wet. Is this really that big of a deal?

  48. t148 says:

    I’m so proud of her. Such an inspiration to young people. I also love how most of her speech was more about the general need to be nice to one another as entire world and not just gay rights. This was just so articulate and well said. Thank you, Ellen!

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