Las Vegas, NV: Actress Ellen Page speaks about the brave decision to live openly and authentically during the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference.
Actress Ellen Page speaks about the brave decision to live openly and authentically during the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference, benefiting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, on Friday, February 14th, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Well speaking to the group, Actress Ellen Page made a passionate announcement saying, “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.”
Actress Ellen Page continued saying, “I also do it selfishly, because 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. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”
Actress Ellen Page told the group, “There are too many kids out there suffering from bullying, rejection, or simply being mistreated because of who they are. Too many dropouts. Too much abuse. Too many homeless. Too many suicides. You can change that and you are changing it.”
Actress Ellen Page thanked the group for inspiring her and said, “Thank you for giving me hope, and please keep changing the world for people like me. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.”
The group as well as her fan of congratulated actress Ellen Page on her brave decision to live openly and authentically.
The actress Ellen Page is best known for her roles in movies such as Juno, Inception, Hard Candy, Whip It!, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Tracey Fragments, Smart People, Wilby Wonderful, and Super.
Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980 and is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L.G.B.T.) citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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