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3Ellen Page Comes Out: “I’m Tired Of Lying By Omission”


Ellen Page did it, you guys: she came out. And to a roomful of people while giving a very stirring speech. She spoke at the Human Rights Campaign “Time To Thrive” conference for LGBTQ youth.

Here’s what she said:

But to sum up, the major points were,

I am here today because I am gay. (Applause, standing ovation.) And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have a easier and more hopeful time. Regardless for me I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I’m tired of hiding, and I’m tired of lying by omission. (Applause.)

I recommend watching the entire thing, it’s pretty good.

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February 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Ellen Page

3 Responses to “Ellen Page Comes Out: “I’m Tired Of Lying By Omission””

  1. pik nik says:

    Wooooow, good on her!! I am so happy for her. Awesome.

  2. mcmiller says:

    Great speech!!! I cried like a baby!!!

  3. Gicomeng says:

    How I long to see the day when it won’t matter if you’re gay and all parents can pride in their children’s discovery of their own sexual orientation and identity. There is nothing wrong with using a label to describe someone, and nothing right with abusing a label to denounce another. Abuse results from an educational deficiency. Stop Abuse: Educate; Don’t Indoctrinate.

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