For any that haven't yet heard, Ellen Page announced she was gay last night at HRCF's Time to Thrive Conference. Here's a link below, so long as the video hasn't been taken down: Whilst I'm not unsympathetic to the courage it takes for one to announce their homosexuality, the way in which Ellen came out only adds fuel to the very fire she's trying to extinguish. It shouldn't be ceremonious. It shouldn't have a raucous applause. It shouldn't be worthy of the tag "announces". It certainly shouldn't be front page news. It should carry no more weight nor relevance than if she'd stated she liked the colour green, or had a child. Imagine walking down the high street and every time someone announced they had a child, everyone in the vicinity stood up, cheered and applauded. It would be absurd; absurd because it's such a regular, normal thing to say. That's the response Ellen should have wanted her announcement to receive. So long as the LGBT community continues to assign so much occasion and pageantry to the 'coming out' of their members they only serve to reaffirm the divide between those whom are homosexual and those who aren't. It needs to be irrelevant.