Ellen Page comes out as gay

Last updated 17:15 15/02/2014
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Hollywood actress Ellen Page has come out as gay.

Speaking at a conference aimed at GLBT youth, the star of Inception and Juno said she was "tired of hiding" and "lying by omission".

"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," she said.

"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."

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