Ellen is getting love from every angle. After being named as the Out100’s Entertainer of the Year, she’s taking a spot on Forbes’ coveted list in the “Hollywood & Entertainment” category. She had a big 2014 due to her role in X-Men Days of Future Past, as well as her evolution into a producer. We’re also excited about seeing her opposite Julianne Moore in Freeheld. Her coming out speech was heard by millions last year and since then she’s been a massive advocate for the LGBT community.
Ellen Page is another actress who bravely took a stand this year and that helped her land on our latest 30 Under 30 list. Page is probably best known for roles like the pregnant teen in Juno and Kitty Pryde in X-Men. In February, at a Human Rights Campaign event, Page told the world that she was tired of “lying by omission,” and came out as a gay woman. Her announced garnered more support than criticism and instantly made Page a top-name in the gay-rights movement. A few month after the speech her latest movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, became one of the biggest box office winners of 2014 earning $746 million at the global box office.