February 15, 2014 at 11:39 am EST | by Staff reports
‘Juno’ actress comes out
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Actress Ellen Page. (Photo by Ninha Morandini; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Ellen Page, Oscar nominated for playing a pregnant teen in the hit 2007 film “Juno,” told a Human Rights Campaign crowd in Las Vegas Friday that she’s gay, several media outlets have reported.

“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page, 26, told the audience gathered at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for HRC’s THRIVE LGBT youth conference. “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.”

“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” Page said. “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.”

She’s slated to appear next in the upcoming film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

The Hollywood Reporter broke the story and has more here.

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