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WATCH: Ellen Page Comes Out (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 15, 2014 at 12:36AM

On Valentine's Day at the Human Rights Campaign conference, Ellen Page extolled the virtue of love as she came out. "I am here today because I am gay..And maybe I can help others to have an easier time, I am tired of hiding." Watch the moving video below. BRAVO.
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Ellen Page
Ellen Page

On Valentine's Day at the Human Rights Campaign conference, Ellen Page extolled the virtue of love as she came out. "I am here today because I am gay... And maybe I can help others to have an easier time, I am tired of hiding." Watch the moving video below. BRAVO.

This article is related to: Ellen Page, Gay cinema, Queer Cinema, Queer, Queer Issues


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.