She's Out

Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay

Actress Ellen Page came out in a moving speech to the Human Rights Campaign in Las Vegas Friday night. "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." The 26-year-old Canadian star of Juno and Whip It was visibly emotional during the speech, and the crowd responded with a standing ovation. Page said that football player Michael Sam and actress Laverne Cox, from the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, had inspired her to go public with her sexuality.