Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: Hollywood Reacts (Video)
Ellen Page is being praised in Hollywood for a heartfelt speech in which she revealed she is gay.
"I’m here today because I am gay," Page said Friday at a Las Vegas conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth. "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." Emile Hirsch wrote "Props to @EllenPage for helping so many people through their daily struggles by courageously leading by example and coming out on V Day!"
Lance Bass tweeted "Wow! What a speech! Congrats!!" after watching from the audience, while Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted "I can only imagine the weight that has just been lifted off of Ellen Page's shoulders."
Watch her full speech and find other reactions from Hollywood below. This post will be updated throughout Friday evening.
Props to @EllenPage for helping so many people through their daily struggles by courageously leading by example and coming out on V Day!— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) February 15, 2014
@EllenPage I think what you've done is amazing. bravo— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) February 15, 2014
Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner:
I can only imagine the weight that has just been lifted off of Ellen Page's shoulders. Good for her.— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 15, 2014
Grant Gustin, star of CW's Flash:
Comedy writer Julieanne Smolinski:
Well, I fucking love Ellen Page.— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) February 15, 2014
Raising Hope actress Shannon Woodward:
I have never been more proud of a human than I am of @EllenPage right now.— shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) February 15, 2014
Never underestimate the courage it takes to be yourself. Giant hugs to @EllenPage— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) February 15, 2014
Ellen Page shares her Truth with the world. A beautiful thing xxx http://t.co/8RWCGgr5lc— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) February 15, 2014
I love @EllenPage so fucking much. One of my favorite people ever. The world is lucky to get to know a little bit more of you.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 15, 2014