The Canadian actress Ellen Page, who was Oscar nominated for her role in the film Juno has come out, speaking at a conference for LGBT teenagers in Las Vegas.
Page was attending an event organised by the Human Rights Campaign saying: "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission". And she added: "I’m here today because I am gay".
She also said: "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. 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".
Watch her powerful speech here.