“I’m here today because I am gay,” she told the crowd. “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.”
The Human Rights Campaign wrote congratulated Page on Twitter, and the “Juno” star thanked everyone for the support.
“Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X,” Page tweeted.
Many celebrities have reacted to Ellen Page’s speech on Twitter, like Anna Kendrick, Kristen Bell, Kate Mara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Shannon Woodward and more.
Anna Kendrick: “Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.”
Kristen Bell: “Rivited by @EllenPage’s fabulous speech. So honest & funny & articulate. She Shines. Happy Valentines day to ALL.”
Kate Mara: “Hey @EllenPage…Be my Valentine? #respect”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Love love LOVE @EllenPage & the message she sent out today! What a perfect way to end Valentines Day!”
Shannon Woodward: “I have never been more proud of a human than I am of @EllenPage right now.”
Watch her speech: