#QueerHeroes Day 28 – Ellen Page
I feel like Ellen Page perfectly captured this trend of queer “anti comedy” comedy with Juno (in no small part to Diablo Cody’s brilliant script).
Even though her sexuality had been more or less an open secret in the queer community, no one was expecting her to come out in her 2013 HRC speech (video in comments). She came as an ally and left as a sister with the immortal words:
“I’m here because I am gay.“
You could see the relief of the admission overtake her, as it overtook so many of us when we said the words out loud.
Since then, she’s become a tireless activist for our community. You can currently catch her in the reboot of “Tales of the City” on Netflix.