On Valentine’s Day at the Time to THRIVE Conference for the Human Rights Campaign in Las Vegas, actress Ellen Page took to the stage her views of civil liberties for LGBTQ youth and culture and beautifully expressed her own experience to the community.
Ellen Page declared “I am here today because I am 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. . . I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out, my spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered.”
It was truly amazing to see the Oscar nominated star of ‘Inception’ and protagonist in Beyond: Two Souls publically come out live as a lesbian, with the hope that she can serve as a role model for equal rights for everyone- no matter what their sexuality is.