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August 27, 2014

Freeheld will tell the true story of one couple's fight for pension benefits after one of them becomes terminally ill

Steve Carell is joining Julianne Moore and Ellen Page to star in a film based on a landmark gay rights case.

Freeheld, directed by Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist's Petter Sollet, will tell the true story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree.

The couple fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees.

The couple were determined to make a change, after Ardeen (played by Page) was denied pension benefits of her Hester (Moore) when the latter became terminally ill.

August 8, 2014

The young stars play sisters fighting to survive in Into the Forest

With more and more Hollywood stars coming out publicly, it is inevitable that some of them would end up working together on a project.

That has happened with Oscar-nominee Ellen Page, who came out as a lesbian on Valentine's Day, and bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood.

The two stars are playing sisters in the new film Into the Forest which is based in the novel by Jean Hedland.

Their characters live in a remote ancient forest and they fight for survival as they discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse.

August 8, 2014

The young stars play sisters fighting to survive in Into the Forest

With more and more Hollywood stars coming out publicly, it is inevitable that some of them would end up working together on a project.

That has happened with Oscar-nominee Ellen Page, who came out as a lesbian on Valentine's Day, and bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood.

The two stars are playing sisters in the new film Into the Forest which is based in the novel by Jean Hedland.

Their characters live in a remote ancient forest and they fight for survival as they discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse.

June 27, 2014

Page came out as lesbian this year; Leto won Oscar for playing trans woman

An already been a big year for Ellen Page and Jared Leto just got better with the acclaimed film stars being named the sexiest vegetarians of 2014 by PETA.

PETA, which stands for People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, hold an annual annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest and this year's winners both have LGBTI ties.

May 28, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past star did not anticipate how happy she'd feel after going public

If Ellen Page seems especially upbeat and happy during her interviews promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past it's because she is.

The actress, who came out as a lesbian on Valentine's Day, is clearly feeling liberated by her decision to go public and by the positive reaction she has received.

'The reaction been really beautiful and I think it's been so beautiful because, to me it's so indicative of the change that's happened and how society has evolved,' Page said on Good Morning America on Tuesday (28 May).

May 11, 2014

The lesbian Hollywood actress talks about the gay sex scandal of her X-Men director and being called a ‘dyke’ at school

Lesbian Canadian actress Ellen Page admits she is disturbed by the allegations facing gay X-Men director Bryan Singer.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the X-Men: Days of Future Past actress spoke about the allegations of sexual abuse recently brought against Singer.

Page said she found the allegations ‘super, super disturbing.’

May 9, 2014

'You have no idea how hard that moment is'

There were plenty of gays who were not impressed with Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards during which she publicly acknowledged being a lesbian before a worldwide audience.

Foster never said the word 'gay' or 'lesbian' in her speech giving fuel to those already critical of the two-time Oscar winner for not coming out earlier.

May 9, 2014

Host of The Colbert Report says such an announcement would have given his Comedy Central show a ratings boost

Ellen Page dropped by Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Thursday (8 May) night and host Stephen Colbert gave her a hard time about coming out.

The faux conservative didn't seem to have a problem with Page coming out - just how she did it.

He pointed out that after Page came out at a Human Rights Campaign event, 'people responded so effusively that it actually broke the Human Rights Campaign website. ... Your selfish coming out broke human rights.'

May 2, 2014

'I'm so proud of you, so happy for you. I know what a scary thing that is'

For the second time this week, Ellen DeGeneres welcomed a newly out famous lesbian onto her daytime talk show and offered them public congratulations for coming out.

Just a few days after an appearance by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page dropped by to talk about her Valentine's Day revelation.

'I am so proud of you for coming out and I'm happy for you,' DeGeneres told her guest. 'I know what a scary thing that is. ... It's a scary thing to verbalize, to say it out loud.'

April 30, 2014

Oscar nominated actress had gotten to a point where she 'felt guilty for not being myself'

Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, is promoting a new film for the first time as an out and proud lesbian.

It clearly is agreeing with her.

'I feel more creatively inspired than I have in years,' she tells Flare Magazine in its June issue. 'And I’m sure it has to do with a lot of bricks being taken out of the backpack.'

'I expected so much more hate,' she adds. 'It was just remarkably positive, which is beautiful, because it’s indicative of the change that’s happening.'

April 13, 2014

Evening also features Ellen Page and Rita Moreno but honoree Norman Lear calls in sick

This year's Los Angeles chapter of the GLAAD Media Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where the Golden Globe Awards - the most star-studded of all the award shows - are held each January.

April 13, 2014

Cox praises the organization for making 'sure that the "T" is not silent in the LGBT community"

Ellen Page, who came out publicly on Valentine's Day, presented Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox with GLAAD's highest honor at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday (12 April) night.

Page called trans actress an 'LGBT icon' is presenting Cox with The Stephen F. Kolzak Award which is given to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in moving equality forward.

March 31, 2014

Ellen Page will award the Orange is The New Black star who ‘reshaped the way Americans see transgender people’ with the award for trans activism

Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will be honored at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards next month.

Cox was the first trans woman to produce and star in her own TV show, and will be presented the award by Academy award-nominated actress Ellen Page at a glitzy event held at the Beverley Hilton in Los Angeles.

Page, who recently came out at Time to THRIVE, an event promoting issues of the gay community, said in her speech that Cox was one of her inspirations.

March 24, 2014

New superhero film will be the first major release after Page came out as lesbian in a heartfelt Valentine's Day speech

X-Men: Days of Future Past has premiered a new trailer.

Starring gay actors Ian McKellen and Ellen Page, the superhero film is a follow up to 2011’s prequel X-Men: First Class.

It will unite the cast of the original trilogy with the newer stars like James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Nicholas Hoult are also among the other returning cast members.

March 23, 2014

Lesbian Hollywood actress defends her sexuality with a sharp tweet directed at a homophobic pastor

Canadian actress Ellen Page tweeted a witty response to a religious pastor who attacked her for being gay (22 March).

With her characteristically dry humour, the 27-year-old responded to the views of the homophobe on Twitter.

‘2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn't a belief. My soul isn’t struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me. A girls arms? Yes’ she wrote.

February 22, 2014

'I often thought my gravestone would say, 'Here lies Gandalf. He came out,"' says the 75-year-old actor who came out publicly 25 years ago

Speaking with BuzzFeed Brews interview on Friday, gay British actor Ian McKellen commended his X-Men co-star Ellen Page for coming out last week, and encouraged LGBTs who are in the closet to consider doing the same.

The 75-year-old, who publicly came out more than 25 years ago, is best known for playing Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

February 19, 2014

Sir Patrick Stewart has taken to Twitter to respond to a Guardian columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay with a series of funny tweets after he tweeted his support for actress Ellen Page coming out

Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, has responded to a Guardian newspaper columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay in the funniest of ways.

February 18, 2014

'I will no longer tolerate hate speech in the guise of Christian belief ... I have had enough of it, and I think the world has had enough of it too'

After best-selling author Anne Rice took to Facebook over the weekend to applaud the courage of actress Ellen Page for coming out publicly as a lesbian, the hate started pouring in.

February 18, 2014

Hollywood stars will play a couple who struggle with the state's homophobia as one of them becomes terminally ill

Julianne Moore will be playing Ellen Page’s lesbian lover in a new indie drama film.

‘Freeheld’ is a true story of Stacie Andree (Page) and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore), a devoted couple whose world is shattered when Laurel becomes terminally ill.

Laurel’s conservative partner, Detective Dane Wells, is shocked but becomes a leader in the fight for gay rights in the United States.

Peter Sollett, of Raising Victor Vargas, will be directing the screenplay by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, of Philadelphia.

February 18, 2014

Hollywood stars will play a couple who struggle with the state's homophobia as one of them becomes terminally ill

Julianne Moore will be playing Ellen Page’s lesbian lover in a new indie drama film.

‘Freeheld’ is a true story of Stacie Andree (Page) and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore), a devoted couple whose world is shattered when Laurel becomes terminally ill.

Laurel’s conservative partner, Detective Dane Wells, is shocked but becomes a leader in the fight for gay rights in the United States.

Peter Sollett, of Raising Victor Vargas, will be directing the screenplay by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, of Philadelphia.

February 18, 2014

LEZS editor-in-chief Wang Ann-jiun urges other gay celebrities to follow her example for gay rights

The editor-in-chief of a lesbian magazine has publicly come out as gay at Taiwan’s legislative building today (18 Feb).

Wang Ann-jiun, whose LEZS is billed as Asia’s only lesbian lifestyle magazine, made her sexual orientation known, as she and other gay rights supporters met with the Legislative Yuan President to seek help in facilitating changes to the Civil Code.

‘I was born a lesbian,’ said the 32 year-old Wang, in front of the President.

February 17, 2014

Juno actress has received support from celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kristin Bell

Ellen Page has said she is ‘profoundly grateful’ for the support after she came out as gay last week.

The Juno actress decided to come out publicly after she attended a conference to promote the welfare of youth in the LGBT community, saying she was tired of ‘lying by omission’.

Writing on Twitter today (17 February), she said: ‘Just wanted to take a moment to say how moved I am by all the support. I feel profoundly grateful right now. xxxx.’

Her speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference has been seen on YouTube over 3.5 million times.

February 15, 2014

Canadian actress makes powerful coming out speech at LGBTI youth conference in the US: ‘I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission’

Canadian actress Ellen Page, 26, has come out as a lesbian in an emotional speech at a gay youth conference.  

The actress, most famous for her roles in films Juno and Inception, made the announcement at the ‘Time to THRIVE’ conference in Las Vegas ,US which is organized by the Human Rights Campaign and promotes LGBTI youth welfare (14 February).

In her speech, Page spoke to the audience about her personal struggle with coming out.

July 8, 2012

Pop icon Kylie Minogue goes gay in the new independent horror film

Elvis Presley’s granddaughter will play a lesbian werewolf in new independent film Jack and Diane.

American actress Riley Keough will play tough lesbian Jack in a story of two young girls who meet and fall in love in New York City. The women also happen to be werewolves.

British actress Juno Temple will play love interest Diane, whose charming innocence opens up Jack’s tough exterior.

Gay pop icon Kylie Minogue will also have a cameo in the movie as the owner of a tattoo parlor, who has a sexual encounter with Keough’s Jack.