Ellen Page (born February 21, 1987) is an actress best known for her roles in Juno, Inception, Whip It, and Freeheld, in which she played the domestic partner of a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer.
She came out as lesbian on February 14, 2014 in a moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference in Las Vegas. She has since confirmed that she is in a relationship.
Coming Out Speech
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. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because 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. And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.
Page has been involved in several documentaries, including Gaycation, a tour of LGBT communities around the world: