Actress Ellen Page says that before coming out she felt guilty and awkward around gay people.

The 27-year-old Page announced she's gay on Valentine's Day during a speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, an LGBT youth conference hosted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I was very nervous. I was very nervous, yes. Yes. Very, very nervous. Yes. I was emotional, deeply, deeply emotional,” she told glossy Flare about coming out.

“I think I still felt scared about people knowing. I felt awkward around gay people; I felt guilty for not being myself.”

She explained that she “expected so much more hate.”

But response was “remarkably positive, which is beautiful, because it's indicative of the change that's happening.”

Page added that she was advised to keep her sexuality private.

“But I don't see other actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality. That's an unfair double standard,” she said.