X-Men: Days of Future Past Star Ellen Page Comes Out [Video]

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In a speech at the Time to Thrive conference Friday, X-Men: The Last Stand and upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past star Ellen Page came out as gay. "I'm here today because I am gay," she told the audience of LGBT youth at the Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. "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." The Human Rights Campaign posted a full video of Page's speech, which is embedded below. The video has already started to go viral on social media, with other celebrities joining in on the commentary. "Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for Ellen Page today," said Scott Pilgrim vs. The World's Anna Kendrick on Twitter. "Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty." ""Rivited by Ellen Page's fabulous speech," wrote Frozen and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell. "So honest & funny & articulate. She Shines. Happy Valentines day to ALL." Be aware: The audio quality is not great. YouTube does offer closed-captioning. "Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X," Page tweeted after the fact. Page joins X-Men: Days of Future Past  co-star Sir Ian McKellen and director Bryan Singer as openly gay. McKellen is a human rights campaigner who often works with LGBT groups, sometimes joined by co-star and close friend Sir Patrick Stewart, whose wedding McKellen officiated. Singer has said that while the original X-Men comics, created in the '60s, mirrored then-contemporary race relations in the U.S., his films have reflected LGBT struggles in a more contemporary American setting.