We always knew that Ellen Page is awesome, but she's also very brave.
The actress came out as a gay woman tonight during a personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
"I'm here today because I am gay," Page said to the crowd. "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."
After delivering the personal and moving news, celebs began tweeting support for the star on Twitter.
Mad mad mad mad mad mad crazy love and praise for @EllenPage today. Congrats to you, you light, talent, and beauty.? Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 15, 2014
I have never been more proud of a human than I am of @EllenPage right now.? shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) February 15, 2014
Props to @EllenPage for helping so many people through their daily struggles by courageously leading by example and coming out on V Day!? Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) February 15, 2014
Thank you, @EllenPage. Thank u for stepping out of the shadow and into the light. Your visibility and courage will help save lives.? Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) February 15, 2014
Ellen Page. ..nothing but Love and Respect— Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) February 15, 2014
Love love LOVE @EllenPage & the message she sent out today! What a perfect way to end Valentines Day!— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 15, 2014
Congrats @EllenPage for sharing your Light, integrity and truth with us all. Both onscreen and off. I have great admiration for you.— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) February 15, 2014