Las Vegas, Feb 15 IANS | 2 years ago

Actress Ellen Page has come out of the closet and said that she is gay.

She made the revelation at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive event held here recently.

Page, who has been seen in films like "Juno", "Smart People" and "Inception", said that she did this to make this confession easier for others as well, reports

"I'm here today because I'm gay...and because maybe I can make a difference - to help others have an easier and more hopeful time," Page said.

"Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out.

"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," she added.

(Posted on 15-02-2014)

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