Ellen Page rocked the world over the weekend when she came out as a gay woman. Her words will hit you harder.
Most of you may have heard that Ellen Page, most recognizably known as Juno, came out during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign event, “Time to THRIVE,” on Valentine’s Day. However, hearing about it and actually listening to her words, are completely different. The actress first talks about how difficult society makes it today to be true to yourself. She then goes on to say that we need to take the time to be less horrible to one another, however, the only way to do that is to first love yourself. She says it is because of this organization that she found the strength to love herself.
“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.”
Her honesty warranted a standing ovation, and her words don’t just inspire the LGBT community, they inspire everyone. Celebrities took to Twitter to commend the young actress and send their support. Watch the full clip above.
–Originally appeared at Elite Daily
About the author Veronica Grossman Even as a little girl, Veronica knew she would be famous one day. As a young woman, she realized that the best way to pass the time while waiting to be discovered, was to write about those who have already achieved that goal. That is why she is thrilled to be writing entertainment pieces for Elite Daily. Past accomplishments include graduating from SUNY Buffalo Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication, co-hosting a radio show as DJ “Dirty V” at WRUB and appearing live on several segments of WPIX News. She has a passion for dancing, NYC and her uber delicious Siberian kitty cats, Sugar and Spice.