She added: ““I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”
In a speech which lasted for a little more than eight minutes, Page was given two standing ovations. The first came after the 26-year-old announced that she is gay.
After citing the examples of “the football hero Michael Sam” (the Missouri college star who came out this week), the actress Laverne Cox and the musicians Tegan and Sara Quin, Page said: “I’m tired of hiding, I’m tired of lying by omission.
“I suffered for years because I was afraid to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today with all of you on the other side of that pain.”
Watch her beautiful speech in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1hlCEIUATzg