Ellen Page Comes Out

In a speech hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, Actress Ellen Page came out as a lesbian.


Her voice is shaking, and she's doing this bouncing thing with her arm. She's clearly nervous. So what? To me, this is a good example of someone who's understandably uncomfortable. Does it detract from her message or endear her to the audience?

Discussion Starters:

  • What's your view of Page's nervousness? In what ways did it help and hurt her speech?
  • Why was Page so nervous? Is it a big deal to be gay today?