Ellen Page overwhelmed by support after she comes out
February 17th, 2014
03:00 PM ET

Ellen Page overwhelmed by support after she comes out

Ellen Page's public acknowledgement that she's gay is an important guiding light to young adults who are struggling, but so is the reaction to it.

On Friday, the 26-year-old actress gave an eloquent and moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference, and, encouragingly, she's received tidal waves of support.

"I am here today because I am gay," Page said in the speech. "And because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more helpful time."

Her bravery was met with three cheers and then some on social media, as her famous peers applauded Page's words.

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Her speech went viral on Valentine's Day, and by Sunday, the "Juno" actress was overwhelmed by the response she'd seen.

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  1. antano1970

    Dont forget to thank your manager who thought it would be a quick way to get some spotlight action.

    February 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

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