Ellen Page and wife post tasteful topless photo to celebrate Pride month

Ellen Page shared a topless picture of herself with wife Emma Portner. [Photo: Getty/Instagram]

Ellen Page has marked Pride Month by sharing a topless picture of herself with wife Emma Portner.

The 32-year-old actor, best known for her role in 2007 film Juno, for which she won more than 20 awards, posted the intimate image, which depicts the pair having an intimate moment, on Sunday.

She captioned it: "HAPPY PRIDE!!!," adding that she was "sending love". The post has since garnered almost half a million likes.

Page first came out as gay in 2014.

During a speech at the Human Right Campaign's Time To Thrive conference, she said she was tired of "lying by omission".

"I'm here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time," Page told the audience.

"Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."

❤️🏳️‍🌈

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She added: "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out [...] And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain."

Page has since advocated for gay rights, most notably in a viral appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where she was critical US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their perceived anti-gay rhetoric.

HappyPride

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Page married Portner, a 24-year-old Canadian professional dancer and choreographer whom she met through Instagram, in January last year.

Earlier today, Portner also shared a picture of the pair, which was taken at the premiere of Netflix's Tales of the City, in which Page stars.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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