When Ellen Page came out as gay on Valentine’s Day, she not only cemented herself as a hero for LGBTQ rights, but she also showed that she’s a damn good public speaker. Kristen Bell was incredibly moved by Ellen’s speech and shared it on Twitter.
If you haven’t watched Ellen’s speech yet, trust us, it’s a total must-see.
“There are pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that define how we’re all supposed to act, dress and speak and they serve no one,” she said. “Anyone who defies these so-called norms becomes worthy of comment and scrutiny, and the LGBTQ community knows this all too well. Yet there is courage all around us.” She lists off people making a difference, including Michael Sam and Tegan and Sara.
“There is courage in this room,” she said to the people in her audience. “All of you. And 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 five 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.”
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