I know I’m that last to report it at this point, but let’s have another round of applause for Ellen Page!
You know what, give yourselves a hand too: Perhaps the internet content I focus on is an echo chamber, but as far as I’ve seen, the reaction in the press and in the public has all been very positive. Lets hope that all this positivity counters the fear felt by countless others
I believe that every Ellen Page and Michael Sam with the courage to come out in the public eye, in the face of rampant industry sexism and bigotry, equals hundreds of regular people (non-celebrities) who become more comfortable to be who they are, publicly or privately. And that equal hundreds more becoming more comfortable with who their neighbors are, publicly or privately.
Here is Page’s full speech. It’s 8 1/2 minutes, and worth every second.