Star of Juno and Inception, Ellen Page gave a deeply inspirational speech at the “Time to THRIVE” conference organised by the group Human Rights Campaign held in Las Vegas.

During her speech, which you can watch here, Ellen described her own difficulty with accepting her sexuality describing herself as: “tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”

Continuing on, Ellen told the audience of her wish to help others who may be going through what she went through: “I am gay … maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time … I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

Ellen also spoke about the bullying endured by schoolchildren and her own suffering at the hands of media scrutiny.

Truly inspirational, well done Ellen!