Thoughts: Ellen Page

6:45:00 AM

After watching Ellen Page's speech for the hundredth time today, I scrolled down to read the comments. I tried not to because I know I'd probably just get sad or angry, but then I couldn't control myself. Here's a few comments that made me want to pull out all my hair and hurt somebody:

 "They're trying to make it seem like it's okay to be gay."
 - Well, because it's OKAY TO BE GAY.

 "It's just not natural." 
It's not natural for YOU and YOUR religion. Not because you think it's not natural, it's   wrong. Not because YOU think it's different, doesn't mean it's wrong.

 "It's a brain disorder."
 I feel sorry for you, you bigot. (No, not really.)

I won't even waste my time replying to this one. 

I was angry after reading the comments' section, but then I watched Ellen Page's speech again and then felt so proud again. The things she said? That's what's happening right now. That's the reality. No matter how much people deny it, society has already set up "rules" that makes people feel obligated to do it. You might say, "But nobody's forcing you to do it!!", but hey, who doesn't want to be accepted? Who doesn't like to be treated normal? Who doesn't want to be treated equal? We all do. And because of these "rules", people who quite feel like they're not going to be accepted by the society just keep who they really are and what they really feel. 

Some people commented, "Why do you have to come out? Why is this such a big deal?" It's a big deal because she came out to the everybody- "Everybody" meaning the community who supports her, but also the people who will constantly judge her for being who she is. This is why I think coming out is a "big deal".

"I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise." - Ellen Page

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