— Additional reporting by Britt Stephens and Laura Marie Meyers
How Gay Stars Have Come Out
In honor of National Coming Out Day, we're taking a look at how celebrities have come out over the years. In 2014, Ellen Page attended the Time to THRIVE conference in Las Vegas and came out during her speech, admitting that she was tired of lying by omission. The brave declaration came on the heels of actress Maria Bello's coming-out essay in The New York Times, as well as British Olympic diver Tom Daley's confessional YouTube video addressing his own sexuality, both of which made headlines at the end of 2013. Ellen, Maria, and Tom joined a growing number of stars who have paved the way for gay people everywhere by coming out, including Frank Ocean, Anderson Cooper, and Jodie Foster, who came out at the Golden Globes in 2013. Be inspired by these celebrities who've used magazines, talk shows, and their blogs to come out.
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