“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:
@EllenPage is rad
– The Fake CNN (@TheFakeCNN) February 15, 2014