Video: Ellen Page ‘Comes Out’ in Awkward, Cute SNL Sketch
Predating Ellen Page’s coming out in a speech last night at a Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas was a 2008 sketch on SNL in which Page as host “came out” to her boyfriend after a Melissa Etheridge concert.
As The Wrap points out, Page addressed gay rumors about her in the 2008 sketch, in which Page’s character excitedly returns from a Melissa Etheridge concert, chatting to her boyfriend (played by Andy Samberg) about athletic girls in tank tops, Suze Orman and gay mortgages.
Yesterday she told the audience at HRC’s inaugural Time to Thrive conference that she was “tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission” in an emotional speech.
"I'm here today because I am gay," Page said. "And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I have a personal obligation and a social responsibility."
You go, Ellen Page!