On last night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers,actress Ellen Page talked about receiving HRC’s National Vanguard Award at tonight’s 19th annual National Dinner.
“It’s a complete honor,” she said. “I feel incredibly humbled.”
Page came out publicly at HRC’s Time to THRIVE conference in 2014. She will be honored tonight for her courage and leadership.
“They’re (Human Rights Campaign) an incredible organization,” she continued. "Many activists who’ve created a world in society where I can be out and live my life and that’s something to not take for granted.”
“Ellen Page has been an inspiration for LGBT youth around the world,” HRC President Chad Griffin said. “Her willingness to speak her truth for all to hear, and to confront injustice against LGBT people, has made her a role model and there is no one more deserving of HRC’s National Vanguard Award."
Watch Page’s coming out video and learn more about coming out at HRC’s Coming Out Center.