Ellen Page thanked her fans for support on Twitter after she announced at an LGBT conference on Friday that she is gay. The actress made the revelation in a speech at the Time to THRIVE conference put on by the Human Rights Campaign.
Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 15, 2014
Page explained in her speech, “I am here today because I am gay. And because … maybe I can make a difference.” She added of her decision to come out, “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years, because I was scared to be out.” After the announcement celebrities and fans alike voiced their support for Ellen Page on Twitter.
The actress even got props from Sir Patrick Stewart, an actor who is also an advocate for women.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 15, 2014
Ellen Page’s full speech can be seen below.