A lot of people [both gay and straight] may think “Big deal, so she came out. The only reason people are making a big deal of it is because she is an actress”, To that I say it is a big deal in that the world has a habit of looking at the entertainment industry as a mirror of what our lives should and could be.
When we [the lgbt community] have more allies open and out in the industry it really can make a difference to young people who are dealing with their sexual identities. Movies, music and art have always been a world wide emotional connector, making us feel like we belong, like we are not alone, like we can be special and accepted too. Making us feel loved.
Ellen Page drew strength from the idea that her coming out could help others live their lives open and honestly, and to that I say bravo.