Canadian actress Ellen Page has announced that she is gay during her Valentine's Day speech in Las Vegas. Ellen said "I'm here today because I am gay". Ellen Page said in a speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas on 14 February "Maybe I can help others to have an easier time. I am tired of hiding."
Ellen Page expressed her feeling of responsibility toward other young people who hide their sexual orientation. Ellen Page said "I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. And I am standing here today with all of you on the other side of the pain."