On Valentine's Day, Ellen Page came out as a gay woman during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to THRIVE event. Her speech was nothing short of inspiring as she talked about her reasons for coming out saying, "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." She continued, "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission." Her speech was well-received by those at the event, and the audience gave her a standing ovation at its conclusion, but her speech reached beyond the walls of that room and onto the internet where she was met with comments from her peers.
Glee actress Jane Lynch, who is also openly gay, spoke out on the news saying Page should take things a little easier on herself. "She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying,'" Lynch said, referencing Page's "lying by omission" statement. "But I know what it is to feel like you can't be open and honest about your orientation. Good for her!"
Lynch was not the only celebrity to positively respond to Page's coming out. As news of the speech hit the internet, a number of stars took to Twitter to show their support for the young actress.