Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: Hollywood Reacts (Video)

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Lance Bass tweeted "what a speech," while Kate Mara wrote "Be my Valentine?" after the actress addressed a Las Vegas conference benefiting LGBTQ youth.

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!"

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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.


Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner:

Grant Gustin, star of CW's Flash:

Comedy writer Julieanne Smolinski:

Raising Hope actress Shannon Woodward: