Holy cow. I’m still in shock. Maybe that’s due to my terrible, terrible gaydar or what but I can die a happy woman. Ellen Page is gay. Here is what she had to say on the topic:
Here’s a quote from her speech that really stuck out to me:
“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.”
I struggle with the the very thing that caused Ellen to come out. I feel fake to those who don’t know, but there are some people who don’t need to know, but on the other hand it’s incredibly draining to keep it a secret. I remember feeling the incredible feeling of lightness (that’s not a word but I couldn’t come up with anything else) after telling my mom, but you can watch the story on my youtube channel.
That being said, it’s not an easy thing to come out. I think the kids that come out at younger and younger ages are amazingly strong. I applaud the kids who do that.
Did you suspect she was gay? Tell me what you think about it in the comments below.
In other news, I finally donated my hair. More on that coming soon.