Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay

In a speech yesterday in Las Vegas, Ellen Page came out as gay. "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 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."

Good for her. For those of you who are good at blinds this has obviously been known to you for a long time. It isn't like she didn't have girlfriends and people in LA didn't see her with girlfriends. I'm glad she can be who she is now and not have to do what a publicist or studio thinks is best for her career.

47 comments:

Donnie Darko said...

I thought she was pretty much out already? This can't have come as a surprise to most people.

jane3113 said...

That was a nice speech.

Frufra said...

She's adorable! Happy that she is able to be who she is all the time. Yay progress - and here's to continued momentum!

Violet said...

Good on her - it's a brave thing for her to do (sad that it had to be brave). I have a gay sister and I love that for my children it truly is the norm for their aunty to have a girlfriend. They have never questioned it.

SecretTorture said...

Remember how they were trying to sell her and Alexander Skargaard as a couple to promote their movie together. Coughthisisjustanotherpublicitygrabcough. Good for her though.

Amy said...

Hollywood might have known but explain the forced Alexander Skargaard relationship if Hollywood was so tolerant. It's important that she's out.

TalksTooMuch said...

Yay Ellen Page! And now the questioning about Alex Skaargwhatispickke picks up steam. Sigh

bunny honey said...

Good for you Ellen. It's crazy that you had to wait this long to feel comfortable to come out.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I don't even think either party (Skars/Ellen) ever acknowledged there was a relationship. There was one photo, posted on Twitter by the director of their movie, and they were spotted at a game together. No holding hands whatsoever. People put 2 and 2 together: man + woman spottd = sex, babies, marriage. Apparantly a man and a woman can't be friends -.-

The relationship was just a rumor and they were never marketed as a couple (besides the Twitterpic maybe). People were talking of them bearding for eachother etc, if that is the case, why didn't they ever step out as a (fake) couple, officially?

Henriette said...

I think everyone already knew this one. I bet Blind Gossip is going to say he had an exclusive on this one.

timebob said...

Alex and Ellen weren't in a forced relationship. They were friends,they were cuddly in one picture their movie Director put on twitter and the media jumped all over it.

If anything, they were playing with the media to create some buzz for an indie movie they were both passionate about.

She is a talented actress and good for her to able to speak her truth.

mygeorgie said...

Bravo Sweet talented girl!!! Now go out & live your life!

Dave said...

Enty had this one: http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2013/06/ellen-page-alexander-skarsgard-are-just.html

Alicia said...

She will always be Laheys daughter from Trailer Park Boys to me,

dezzie disaster said...

Her speech was so good! It made me cry. She spoke about the pressures of Hollywood standards, not just about sexuality but the standards that are expected of you in general. I'm glad she had the strength to show the world who she really is.

Della said...

Who really cares?! Is this really such a big deal anymore?

Mama Abroad said...

Della you took the words right out of my mouth! I was more interested that she is 26, she looks a lot younger.

Kels said...

She wasn't into JGL in Inception so that's when I thought she was for sure a lesbian.

MikeAdamson said...

It's a big deal to those who could use some encouragement/inspiration to come out of the closet. Bravo Ellen!

caroline david said...

I thought also that she yet did her coming out
Honestly who thought she was straight? She's an indie queen

Who cares? The big day will be when an A list movie actor will do his coming out ....tom cruise,hugh jackman,

MISCH said...

I assumed she was was out also…

Lucas said...

Way to hint at “I've been trying to our her for years" Enty du jour.

Lucas said...

*out

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I met her once in the Halifax airport on the way to Ottawa. You should see her eyes in real life. Stunning.

Josh said...

Next 3 celebrities who will come out: Jaden Smith, Michael Fassbender and Miranda Cosgrove. Mark my words.

LottaColada said...

Miranda Cosgrove? Really?

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

My younger Godson says, "So how come she was scared to say she was gay?"
Older Godson says, "People say that if an actor says they're gay, then the public won't pay to see them in romantic movies or action movies, 'cause it's not believable."
Younger Godson "Uh, then I guess those people are disappointed, I'm pretty sure she can't levitate or pass through walls either."

Alicia said...

@mari - love that! Wise godsons:)

Canasta said...

Agree. Good for you, Ellen!!

Sherry said...

@Mari, that's great! Sadly though there are many people who cannot separate the actor from the role (see Star Trek conventions).

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

Thank you @Alicia! They are very smart, their Mum & I have no idea how they maintain it, hanging out with us!
@Sherry you made me laugh, since they were tiny their Mum & I have taken them to Expos & Comic Cons, they ALWAYS marvel at the fans who call actors by character names (they get embarrassed)! Both boys are fans of directors, writers, costumers, art directors, everyone who makes a show or film. They've met many awesome peeps & love how different actors are from the roles they play.

WareCat said...

Well, duh.

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @ Mari! Smart kids!

I'm happy for her and I hope every single time someone comes out publicly, it's just another step toward coming out not being a thing at all. Every time I hear someone whine about the "hommasexchuals" are throwing their "agenda" in our faces, I think of the kids who are confused about their sexuality or hiding it because they're scared of what people will think of them or will, I don't know, beat them up, tie them to a fence post and leave them to die just for not being "normal".

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

"caroline david said...
I thought also that she yet did her coming out
Honestly who thought she was straight? She's an indie queen
Who cares? The big day will be when an A list movie actor will do his coming out ....tom cruise,hugh jackman,"


That big day came (ugh) when A++ Rock Hudson and Monty Clift outed in the 70s, and nothing happened. People always wanted straigh actors like Jackman out for some strange reason, but they won't lie.
When dumb liberals stop doing the biggest deal of people outing themselves (outside of islamic world, where they are stoned the way actors aren't) fags/gays/whatever will be what they really are, people with bad taste but normal people anyway. Any different thing will be only preserving their status as freaks (for good as in quotas or bad as in hate).

Miranda Cosgrove is straight and dating a (very lucky) guy at university.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

Only people who see her naked (or have the chance to do it) would care about this news.
The rest of the world, duh.

Seven of Eleven said...

Well, you're still living up to your name, Kermie. Though you really should stop trying to pretend you're a Spaniard, it ain't flying.

feraltart said...

Mari, those kids sound awesome! They are the generation who 'get' it.
I hope one day it isn't an issue, but while it is I hope her & others being open helps those who are struggling.

bellaluna said...

Good on her, and kudos on such a touching speech.

Discobitch said...

Slightly OTish, remember the BI about the actress who has an actress sibling who was staying in the closet to get her inheritance? Well after reading Ellen's twitter page Kate Mara tweeted her asking if Ellen would be her valentine. I know I know it's a friend being supportive but it rang a bell about that blind. Anyhoo :)

lc said...

Knew it but so happy that she came out! She can be a great influence for young girls

Diane said...

Your younger godson is a genius - why can't adults think that way?

Alita said...

Dave
It's always interesting to look at old posts, to see the comments as well. I always liked HannahBannana!

Alita said...

Give those Godson's a high five from CDaN, @mari - it's good to see these attitudes. Actually they could probably prepare a study guides for some of the bigots we see around these parts.

Stepforded said...

And still I'm left thinking 'who?'

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Josh said...

Blogger 8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...
"Miranda Cosgrove is straight and dating a (very lucky) guy at university. "

Do you talk about that douche-bro looking dude with a red sports car?
Well, I suppose he is a lucky boy. For sure, he will have some good time.

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

Thank you @feraltart, @Diane, @Seven and @Alita! They read CDaN with me, of course, right now, we're watching the Olympics (GO CANADA GO) but they said thank you, even though they're a bit confused about why they're awesome. Which is also awesome!