Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Time to Thrive” event in Las Vegas.
“I’m here today because I am gay,” the 26-year-old “Juno” star told the audience. “Maybe I can help others to have an easier time … I do it selfishly because I am tired of hiding, I’m tired of lying by omission.”
On Twitter, her acting peers and media members reacted with stunned support, and, naturally, some requisite jokes.
Here are some of the top tweets from Hollywood and the media in response:
– Kate Mara (@_KateMara) February 15, 2014
@EllenPage is rad
– Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 15, 2014
Wait, Ellen Page is Canadian?
— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) February 15, 2014
Ellen Page announces lesbian relationship with Justin Bieber.
– The Fake CNN (@TheFakeCNN) February 15, 2014
Ellen Page. ..nothing but Love and Respect
— Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) February 15, 2014
– Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 15, 2014