Ellen Page Gives Emotional 'Coming Out' Speech in Front of Hundreds

Feb 16, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Actress Ellen Page has come out as gay, saying she's "tired of hiding" and "tired of lying by omission."

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“Common courtesy, isn't”

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The hiding, the lying and the fear do take an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical toll ... on the person who is in the closet, as well as those who love and work with them. Everyone involved suffers.

I'm proud of, and happy for, Ms. Page. She's a wonderful actress, and I hope she finds peace living an authentic life.
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Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
The hiding, the lying and the fear do take an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical toll ... on the person who is in the closet, as well as those who love and work with them. Everyone involved suffers.
I'm proud of, and happy for, Ms. Page. She's a wonderful actress, and I hope she finds peace living an authentic life.
Her life won't change, her coming out was irrelevant. She should just live her life like a human instead of labeling herself a gay human. Gays say they're the same as everyone else, then they put themselves into a sub-category. Why this kind of nonsense makes it into the news is the real puzzle.

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Wondering wrote:
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. Why this kind of nonsense makes it into the news is the real puzzle.
Then the bigger puzzle would be why your insane obsession over it? You don't have a whole hell of a lot going on in your life, do you?
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<quoted text>Then the bigger puzzle would be why your insane obsession over it? You don't have a whole hell of a lot going on in your life, do you?
I came out as openly straight, I feel so much better.
No longer any need to explain my wife and kids.
If only they would have a big Straight Pride Parade in Boston,
it would be an event that I wouldn't miss.
Here's one, how about Unofficial Straight Days at Disney World?
Another event I wouldn't miss. That would be a tough one though.

If you believe my post here are an indication of what's going on in my life
then yours must be an indication of what's going on in yours. You lose.

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I came out as openly straight, I feel so much better.
No longer any need to explain my wife and kids.
If only they would have a big Straight Pride Parade in Boston,
it would be an event that I wouldn't miss.
Here's one, how about Unofficial Straight Days at Disney World?
Another event I wouldn't miss. That would be a tough one though.
If you believe my post here are an indication of what's going on in my life
then yours must be an indication of what's going on in yours. You lose.
What prompted you to come out as Straight? Did people assume you were gay, and that your wife was your faq haq roommate? How did the guy you were dating take the news? Was he devastated when he found out it was all a sham?

C'mon, surely you're not as stupid as you pretend to be. If your sexual orientation had ever been closeted, you wouldn't have a wife and kids. Hello?! I know you think you're being funny, but your inability to think it through is, instead, sad and pathetic.

You're also not looking at the Big Picture. Don't you think Larry Craig's wife wishes that he had come out and never involved her in a pretend marriage? Jim McGreevey's wife has said she wishes that were the case in their marriage.

You want a straight parade in Boston? One's coming up on March 17. Have fun.

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Wondering wrote:
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I came out as openly straight, I feel so much better.
No longer any need to explain my wife and kids.
If only they would have a big Straight Pride Parade in Boston,
it would be an event that I wouldn't miss.
Here's one, how about Unofficial Straight Days at Disney World?
Another event I wouldn't miss. That would be a tough one though.
If you believe my post here are an indication of what's going on in my life
then yours must be an indication of what's going on in yours. You lose.
No, the real loser here is you and your pathetic excuse for a life. Too bad you really don't have a wife and kids; then you'd have something to do with your time other than spending it all on gay websites. With as much time as you waste here, it should be obvious even to you how ludicrous "openly straight" and "straight pride" are. Not a very fast learner, are you?
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Another minor celebrity seeking to up her name recognition by coming out.
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Wondering wrote:
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Her life won't change, her coming out was irrelevant. She should just live her life like a human instead of labeling herself a gay human. Gays say they're the same as everyone else, then they put themselves into a sub-category. Why this kind of nonsense makes it into the news is the real puzzle.
Whenever a celebrity comes out of the closet, it ALWAYS makes it into the news, dummy. Why are you whining about it? You're just going to have to accept the fact that homosexual people exist in this world, whether you like it or not.

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Another minor celebrity seeking to up her name recognition by coming out.
A "minor" celebrity? Hardly. She'll be 27 years old this coming Friday.

And in terms of career accomplishments, to date she's won 33 acting awards, and been nominated for another 29, including the Best Actress Oscar. Nothing "minor" about that.

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Another minor celebrity seeking to up her name recognition by coming out.
Oh SniKKKers, you're finally coming out. It's about time, but your celebrity status is indeed minor, even on topix. And if it's name recognition you want, "Chance" just won't cut it. Try using your real name, Pam something, isn't it? It's time you got a new name anyway, given the colossal disgust Chance generates.
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You want a straight parade in Boston? One's coming up on March 17. Have fun.
That parade is for everyone, I want one that celebrates straights, their families, their children.

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That parade is for everyone, I want one that celebrates straights, their families, their children.
Well, then, organize it yourself.

I'm serious. Find a bunch of like-minded people and start a club or a group. Once you have enough people involved, go down to city hall and apply for a parade permit.

I went through the process several times for different causes when I lived in Texas, and it was time-intensive, but not all that difficult. Just make sure you follow all the local laws, and you'll be fine.

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That parade is for everyone, I want one that celebrates straights, their families, their children.
Fine. When straights become an oppressed minority and have to fight for their rights, you can have one. In the meantime, you could demand a parade that that celebrates gay-obsessed bigots, their families, their children.

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Wondering wrote:
Her life won't change, her coming out was irrelevant.
She doesn't need to change her life, I'm sure she's doing pretty well, but her coming out was not irrelevant to many young people who benefit from seeing more and more positive role models. She didn't come out for your sake, but for the sake of young people who are being constantly told that being gay is something defective and shameful.
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She should just live her life like a human instead of labeling herself a gay human.
Every human being lives with many labels. Labels don't rule our lives, but they do exist. Again, there are young people out there developing into adults, who know that they share this label with her, and this will help them have a more positive outlook about their own lives and futures.

You talk as if she's actually causing some kind of disturbance, just by coming out. It isn't causing any problem for you, quit complaining.
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Gays say they're the same as everyone else, then they put themselves into a sub-category.
Everybody has sub-categories that apply to them. For some reason that I don't quite understand, there are some people in the world who like to make life a living hell for anyone who is gay. They spread slanderous stigma, they encourage ostracization and sometimes even violence, and they've even been known to disown and reject their own children, and turn them out onto the streets. You should try living in THAT sub-category for a while. Maybe then you'd have a little more empathy.
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Why this kind of nonsense makes it into the news is the real puzzle.
I don't know why anything the Kardashians do makes the news. Can I expect you to answer for it, just because you're straight like they are?

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I came out as openly straight, I feel so much better.
No longer any need to explain my wife and kids.
If only they would have a big Straight Pride Parade in Boston,
it would be an event that I wouldn't miss.
Here's one, how about Unofficial Straight Days at Disney World?
Another event I wouldn't miss. That would be a tough one though.
If you believe my post here are an indication of what's going on in my life
then yours must be an indication of what's going on in yours. You lose.
Yeah, I'm sure your life was SO TOUGH being straight like everyone else around you.

Either you have no idea what some gay people go through in their lives, or you deliberately couldn't care less.
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Wondering wrote:
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Her life won't change, her coming out was irrelevant. She should just live her life like a human instead of labeling herself a gay human. Gays say they're the same as everyone else, then they put themselves into a sub-category. Why this kind of nonsense makes it into the news is the real puzzle.
Bingo!
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Another minor celebrity seeking to up her name recognition by coming out.
Shut it, you sexually sick, divorced, evilgelical cretin and hypocrite.

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Bingo!
Since Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber are straight, do we get to blame you when they make the news?
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Well, then, organize it yourself.
I'm serious. Find a bunch of like-minded people and start a club or a group. Once you have enough people involved, go down to city hall and apply for a parade permit.
I went through the process several times for different causes when I lived in Texas, and it was time-intensive, but not all that difficult. Just make sure you follow all the local laws, and you'll be fine.
So then why don't you start an organization called the Queer Scouts, and leave ours alone?
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So then why don't you start an organization called the Queer Scouts, and leave ours alone?
Because it's bigots who eventually get rejected by society. And the fundie and "religious" freeeks have already started their mullah scouting group as a retrograde alternative.

Get used to being a pariah, you stupid bigot.

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