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Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech Is a Thing of Beauty

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | February 15, 2014 | Comments ()


Tonight Ellen Page gave a speech at the Human Right Campaign’s “Time to THRIVE” Conference. The entire speech is beautiful, eloquent, and deeply honest. She touches on her own qualms as a representative of “an industry that places crushing standards on all of us,” and she honors the members of the HRC:

I’m inspired to be in this room because every single one of you is here for the same reason. You’re here because you’ve adopted as a core motivation the simple fact that this world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just 5 minutes to recognize each other’s beauty, instead of attacking each other for our differences. That’s not hard. It’s really an easier and better way to live. And ultimately, it saves lives.

And then:

I’m here today because I am gay. [Break for standing ovation.] And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I have a personal obligation and a social responsibility.

Why the hell am I still talking? Watch the whole thing. It really is a thing of beauty.

You can also read the full transcript here.

Vivian Kane can be found happy-crying most days here.

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