Ellen Page made headlines after coming out at HRC’s Time to THRIVE conference in 2014 and has continued to share the positive impact coming out has had on her life.

In interviews on TV, in magazines, and at HRC's National Dinner, Page has openly shared how her life has changed since coming out on Valentine’s Day 2014.

“The moment I came out, I felt every cell in my body transform,” she toldTIME. I was happier than I ever could have imagined. You feel excited about life, and motivated and inspired. You want to do more. You want to go on adventures.”

On Saturday at HRC’s 19th annual National Dinner, HRC awarded Page with the National Vanguard Award for her courage and leadership. In her acceptance speech, she once again spoke about living openly. 

"Since I came out Valentine's Day last year, I can finally say I am truly, finally happy,” she said.

For more information and resources on National Coming Out Day, visit HRC’s Coming Out Center and follow the hashtag #ComingOut.

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