Out100 2014: the year’s most compelling LGBT people – in pictures

12/6/2014   The Guardian

Ellen Page
This year Ellen Page came out publicly while speaking at HRC’s Time to Thrive conference. She was influenced, in part, by a chat TV host George Stroumboulopoulos held with Dan Savage, who voiced his opinion that coming out is a moral imperative. “The way he spoke left very little leeway, and it really stuck with me”. Page is the latest in a line of LGBT artists who come out after devoting themselves to queer-themed projects, and if you want to label that a fashionable phenomenon, be her guest. “Even if it did become a trend, who cares?” Page says. “Let being yourself become a trend”