Watch: Juno actress Ellen Page comes out as gay

In an emotional speech, she told the Time to Thrive conference that she is "tired of lying by omission".

Actress Ellen Page has come out as gay. In a speech to a human rights conference, she said "I am here today because I am gay, and maybe I can make a difference, and help others have an easier and more hopeful time. I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."

She went on: "I also do it selfishly. I am tired of hiding and I'm tired of lying by omission."

Watch her full speech:

Actress Ellen Page, star of Juno and Inception. Photo: Getty