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Ellen Page Comes Out

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
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    Although the 26-year old Canadian actress has been known for several relationships with men throughout her life and career, Ellen Page revealed that she is gay in a speech at a LGBT teens conference in Las Vegas on Friday. The actress is best known for her roles in Juno, Inception, X-Men, and her most recent role in the video game 'Beyond Two Souls'. Ellen says this reveal was to help others struggling with their sexuality and went on to say:

    "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. It's weird because here I am, an actress, representing - at least in some sense - an industry that places crushing standards on all of us. Not just young people, but everyone. Standards of beauty. Of a good life. Of success. Standards that, I hate to admit, have affected me. You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard."

    Either way, I have always liked Ellen as an actor, and from what I've seen, as a person. More power to her to be herself.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I couldn't care less about her sexual preferences, I do enjoy her acting and still would go to watch the movies she is in, if coming out adds a certain sense of order to her life, more power to her.
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    right johnny the sooner we and others quit making a big deal of someone's sexual preference, the sooner it will truly not matter. And that should be the goal---for it to not matter at all.

    If this person comes out, that's great.

    If she stays in, that's great.

    Why should anyone care? Apparently too many people care far too much, so why don't they get a real hobby, because they seem to have too much time on their hands.

    It should not matter and should not be news.

    Apparently it's another very slow news day.
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    jamesn Wrote: right johnny the sooner we and others quit making a big deal of someone's sexual preference, the sooner it will truly not matter. And that should be the goal---for it to not matter at all.

    If this person comes out, that's great.

    If she stays in, that's great.

    Why should anyone care? Apparently too many people care far too much, so why don't they get a real hobby, because they seem to have too much time on their hands.

    It should not matter and should not be news.

    Apparently it's another very slow news day.
    It seems to matter enough for you to click the thread post your opinion "If this person comes out, that's great. If she stays in, that's great." That's the point of a thread. To respond with a personal opinion. Favorable, non-favorable, or indifferent. To post something that says I don't care about this topic at all seems to be saying you have too much time on your hands. Does it not?
  • Other Party
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    indifferent.

    Good enough for you?