Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:28 by Ciara
Ellen Page made the courageous decision to tell the world about her sexual orientation during the LGBT conference “Time to THRIVE” in Las Vegas last Friday. In a moving, inspirational speech, Ellen came out as a lesbian, saying, “I’m here today because I am gay,” adding, “maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.”
She added that working in an industry that tells “you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.”
Read celebs reacting to Ellen's speech and more after the jump!