Posted: 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Juno’s Ellen Page came out as a lesbian Friday night, RumorFix has learned.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 26-year-old told the Time to THRIVE conference, “I’m here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.”
She added, “Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. It’s weird because here I am, an actress, representing –- at least in some sense -– an industry that places crushing standards on all of us. Not just young people, but everyone. Standards of beauty. Of a good life. Of success. Standards that, I hate to admit, have affected me.”
She went on to say, “You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.”
Ellen … we think you are nailing it!