Ellen Page named ‘Ultimate Inspiration’ at Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards | HRC’s Favorite Moments of 2014: Ellen’s Powerful Coming Out Speech
Ellen wins ‘Ultimate Inspiration‘ award for her powerful coming out speech at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman Awards held in London on Wednesday.
Last night, the beautiful One Mayfair in Central London played host to the ninth annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards with Baileys. The glamorous star-studded event celebrates the amazing achievements of the nation’s truly inspirational real-life women and ultimate celebrities of 2014. Over 250 guests including McBusted, The Saturdays and Cosmo cover star Abbey Clancy attended the event, which was hosted by Fearne Cotton for the NINTH consecutive year.
Celebrity winners on the night included some of the biggest names in music, fashion, sport and television, as well as six real-life winners, chosen for their outstanding personal achievements, acts of courage, bravery and determination.
HRC’s YouTube channel is chock-full of moments both inspiring and heartwarming, but perhaps our favorite of 2014 includes a particular pint-sized Canadian at a youth conference in Las Vegas.
On Valentine’s Day this year, actress Ellen Page took to the stage with HRC President Chad Griffin at HRC’s inaugural youth conference, Time to Thrive, to take the bold step of coming out publicly for the first time.
Page’s powerful coming out moment was viewed more than a half-million times within the first 12 hours alone. Almost immediately, celebrities took to Twitter to share messages of support, encouragement and congratulations.
It is Page’s indomitable spirit and the powerful example she sets for LGBT and allied youth that makes her speech our favorite viral video of 2014.