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Actress Ellen Page: “I am gay”

Hollywood actress Ellen Page, known for her role in the movie “Juno,” announced she is gay.
Page broke the news during an emotional speech Friday in a crowded conference hall in Las Vegas, her publicist confirmed to CNN.

“I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference,” Page told a crowd at an event called Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote issues of the gay community.
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The Canadian star got a standing ovation during the speech.

“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” Page told the crowd. “I suffered for years, because I was scared to be out.”


 

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