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Date: 05/10/2014 - 19:54:10 Posted by Dominik
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Ellen Page comes out as gay at Human Right Campaign's »Time to THRIVE« conference for LGBT teens
Last night, Human Rights Campaign Foundation's first national »Time to THRIVE« conference promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth kicked off at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Its goal is to engage a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches, and youth development staff at places like Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs. The event also provides a "one-stop-shop" opportunity for these professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

HRC Time to Thrive

Special guest Ellen Page made a big announcement on stage by coming out publicly in a powerful, emotional speech which was later viewed more than a half-million times within the first 12 hours on YouTube. A full transcript is available after the jump.

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Hello! Wow. Thank you.

Thank you Chad, for those kind words and for the even kinder work that you and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation do every day—especially on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people here and across America.

It’s such an honor to be here at the inaugural Time to THRIVE conference. But it’s a little weird, too. Here I am, in this room because of an organization whose work I deeply admire. And I’m surrounded by people who make it their life’s work to make other people’s lives better— profoundly better. Some of you teach young people—people like me. Some of you help young people heal and to find their voice. Some of you listen. Some of you take action. Some of you are young people yourselves…in which case, it’s even weirder for a person like me to be speaking to you.

It’s weird because here I am, an actress, representing—at least in some sense—an industry that places crushing standards on all of us. Not just young people, but everyone. Standards of beauty. Of a good life. Of success. Standards that, I hate to admit, have affected me. You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.

But that’s why I’m here. In this room, all of you, all of us, can do so much more together than any one person can do alone. And I hope that thought bolsters you as much as it does me. I hope the workshops you’ll go to over the next few days give you strength. Because I can only imagine that there are days—when you’ve worked longer hours than your boss realizes or cares about, just to help a kid you know can make it. Days where you feel completely alone. Undermined. Or hopeless.

I know there are people in this room who go to school every day and get treated like shit for no reason. Or you go home and you feel like you can’t tell your parents the whole truth about yourself. Beyond putting yourself in one box or another, you worry about the future. About college or work or even your physical safety. Trying to create that mental picture of your life—of what on earth is going to happen to you—can crush you a little bit every day. It is toxic and painful and deeply unfair.

Sometimes it’s the little, insignificant stuff that can tear you down. I try not to read gossip as a rule, but the other day a website ran an article with a picture of me wearing sweatpants on the way to the gym. The writer asked, “Why does [this] petite beauty insist upon dressing like a massive man?”

*pause*

Because I like to be comfortable. There are pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that define how we are all supposed to act, dress and speak. They serve no one. Anyone who defies these so-called ‘norms’ becomes worthy of comment and scrutiny. The LGBT community knows this all too well.

Yet there is courage all around us. The football hero, Michael Sam. The actress, Laverne Cox. The musicians Tegan and Sara Quinn. The family that supports their daughter or son who has come out. And there is courage in this room. All of you.

I’m inspired to be in this room because every single one of you is here for the same reason.

You’re here because you’ve adopted as a core motivation the simple fact that this world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just 5 minutes to recognize each other’s beauty, instead of attacking each other for our differences. That’s not hard. It’s really an easier and better way to live. And ultimately, it saves lives.

Then again, it’s not easy at all. It can be the hardest thing, because loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves. I know many of you have struggled with this. I draw upon your strength and your support, and have, in ways you will never know.

I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.

I also do it selfishly, because 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.

There are too many kids out there suffering from bullying, rejection, or simply being mistreated because of who they are. Too many dropouts. Too much abuse. Too many homeless. Too many suicides. You can change that and you are changing it.

But you never needed me to tell you that. That’s why this was a little bit weird. The only thing I can really say is what I’ve been building up to for the past five minutes. Thank you. Thank for inspiring me. Thank you for giving me hope, and please keep changing the world for people like me.

Happy Valentine's Day. I love you.


Date: 02/15/2014 - 21:34:58 Posted by Dominik
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Evan Rachel Wood and first-time producer Ellen Page will play survival-minded sisters for »Into the Forest«
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel WoodIt’s been ten months since the announcement that Ellen Page is attached to star in an indie adaptation of Jean Hegland's acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel »Into the Forest«. Yesterday, a new press release was issued confirming actress Evan Rachel Wood (»Across the Universe«, »Pretty Persuasion«) has joined the cast and will play the sister to Page’s character.

The story centers on Nell and Eva, two teens growing up in a remote Northern California forest, schooled at home and taught to follow their whims and wishes. Their lives are changed forever following the deaths of their parents and the degradation of the world around them, which falls victim to war, terrorism, erratic weather and an upended economy. Once the power goes out and fossil fuels are used up, the girls are forced to come to grips with the hardships of a life they were never taught how to live.

Though it sounds as if Jean Hegland could have written her novel just a few months ago, it was actually published back in 1996.
The fact that the narrative is still eerily relatable toward our current world, economy and environment, means the film has contemporary relevance and star power going for it. Patricia Rozema (»Mansfield Park«, »Grey Gardens«) will be directing from her own adapted screenplay. At the same time, Ellen is set to make her debut as a producer alongside Kelly Bush Novak and Sriram Das. Haroon ‘Boon’ Saleem will executive produce, while Kristina Sorensen joins the crew as an associate producer.

It is not yet known which actress is playing which role. But with Eva being a ballet dancer, I expect Ellen to portray the younger sister Nell, who is a true bookworm and also the narrator of the story. Since the novel doesn't contain many characters, the casting process shouldn't take too long and filming will probably start in the next few months.

ELLEN PAGE AND EVAN RACHEL WOOD JOURNEY “INTO THE FOREST”
Patricia Rozema Set to Direct Film off Her Adapted Screenplay with Page Producing

LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 21, 2013) – Academy Award® nominated actress Ellen Page (The East, Juno, X-Men) is set to produce and star opposite Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce, Thirteen) in the film adaptation of Jean Hegland’s novel of the same name, INTO THE FOREST. Acclaimed director and writer Patricia Rozema (Grey Gardens, Mansfield Park) will direct the feature film from her adapted screenplay. INTO THE FOREST recounts the story of two sisters (Page and Wood) struggling to survive after the collapse of society in the not too distant future. In addition to Ellen Page, Kelly Bush Novak and Sriram Das are set to produce. Haroon (Boon) Saleem will serve as executive producer and Kristina Sorensen as associate producer.

Page recently wrapped on the seventh installation of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and is attached to Fox’s Queen and Country. Additional credits include To Rome with Love, Inception, Super, Whip It, The Tracey Fragments, An American Crime, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Stone Angel, Smart People, and Hard Candy. Page is also attached to star and produce Freeheld, the feature length film based on the Oscar®-winning documentary of the same name. Page will produce the film alongside Endgame’s James D. Stern, Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Vie Entertainment and Cynthia Wade. Page is represented by WME, Barnes Morris Klein Mark and Yorn, and Vie Entertainment.

Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Wood will next be seen this November starring in Charlie Countryman opposite Shia LaBeouf and in A Case of You opposite Justin Long. The actress also recently finished filming Andrew Fleming’s Barefoot, which will release in 2014. Other credits include The Ides of March, The Conspirator, Mildred Pierce, The Wrestler, King of California, Running with Scissors, Down in the Valley, The Upside of Anger and Thirteen, among many others. Wood also appeared as Queen Sophia-Ann Leclerq in the critically acclaimed HBO series, True Blood. Wood is represented by CAA.

An internationally respected and award-winning filmmaker, Patricia Rozema’s credits include the Jane Austen feature film: Mansfield Park, When Night is Falling, Tell Me You Love Me, and In Treatment. She also received an Emmy® nomination as a co-writer on HBO’s award-winning movie, Grey Gardens. Rozema is represented by CAA.


Date: 10/22/2013 - 16:08:23 Posted by Dominik
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