The star of the forthcoming X-Men: Times of Potential Past created the declaration in a shifting and intensely private address presented at Time to PROSPER, a seminar to encourage the wellbeing of LGBT youth held at Bally's Resort and Casino in Vegas, Nv.

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"I'm here to day since I'm homosexual," Page, 26, informed the crowd "And because perhaps I will really make a difference. To aid others have a simpler and much more optimistic time. Regardless, for me personally, I sense a private obligation along with a social duty."

"I endured for years because I used to be frightened to be out. My nature endured, my mental-health endured and my relationships endured.

Page first discussed the internal tumult she's felt because she was thrust to the Hollywood limelight after the smash success of 2007's Juno.

"It's unusual because here I am, a celebrity, symbolizing -- at least in some feeling -- a business that sets smashing standards on all people," Page stated. "Maybe not only young folks, but everyone else. Criteria of attractiveness. Of a great life. Of achievement. Criteria that, I loathe to confess, have influenced me."

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I've been striving to push-back, to be real, to follow my heart, but nevertheless, it could be difficult," she declared.

Page included that studying about herself in the tabloids may be a trying ordeal, and mentioned one post, with a paparazzi picture of her sporting sweatpants along the way to the gymnasium, that inquired, "Why does this petite attractiveness insist upon dressing just like a huge guy?" (The response: "Because I really like to be cozy.")

That form of sex stereotyping functions "no one," Page stated.

She ended her comments by wanting the crowd a content Valentine's Day, sweetly including, "I adore you."

Produced and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Page labored in Canadian tv prior to making her first state side sensation in 2005 reprisal-thriller Tough Candy.


Next, Page will be in indie play Freeheld, starring opposite Julianne Moore as a homosexual couple whose pension advantages are suspended after one is identified as having a terminal ailment. The reality-based movie, a fire job for Page, additionally stars Zach Galifianakis.

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