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Here’s What You Need To Know About Ellen Page’s New Girlfriend

Ellen Page has a reason to celebrate, after it was announced last week that her docuseries, Gaycation earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Unstructured reality program.

Not only this, but it’s been announced, the actress was seen kissing her dancer girlfriend, Emma Portner.


Page – who came out in 2014 at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas – was previously dating artist and surfer, Samantha Thomas.

The couple walked the red carpet for the World Premiere of Freeheld, starring Page and Julianne Moore.

The actress discussed her relationship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and later told Entertainment Tonight,

To love someone openly, to hold someone’s hand walking down the street, it’s a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing. And I’m just lucky enough to have someone in my life as special as [Samantha].”

Though the actress was spotted with Thomas earlier this year, it looks like things didn’t end up working out.

However, it seems as though the actress has since moved on. Page has since been spotted kissing the fellow Canadian dancer outside a café in West Hollywood.


So who is Emma Portner. Well she is a Broadway dance centre instructor.

She also appeared in Justin Bieber’s music video for Life Is Worth Living and was a part of his Purpose world tour!

In recent weeks, Portner took to Instagram to support her girlfriend with a caption reading, “Unbelievably proud of @ellenpage, @ianjamesdaniel and the ENTIRE #gaycation team on their Emmy Nomination this morning.”


It has been reported that the couple have been hanging out for a few months now.

The two even collaborated for an acoustic dance cover of Britney Spears’ 2010 song “Lucky Back” last month.

Portner is quite famous on Instagram and has over 36.9k followers. The account is filled with her amazing dance performances.

She also does not shy away from showing her love for Ellen Page on social media. She posted a lot of pictures with the actress, and Page returns the favor, supporting her girlfriend on her own Instagram account.

Portner also has a YouTube channel, where she uploads some of her amazing choreography.

Ellen Page Posts THE BEST Throwback Photo OF The Week

Before she was a lesbian icon, a Hollywood mega star, and creator of GaycationEllen Page was just a floral-wearing little kid like the rest of us.

And, like the rest of us, she’s got the school pictures to prove it.


The floral? The bowl cut? We’re basically dying over here!


‘GAYCATION’ Is Back For A Second Season

One of our favourite queer programmes is back everyone! Season 2 of Gaycation will premiere on Wednesday September 7th and for those of you that have never seen it before, it’s well worth tuning in for.

Gaycation explores all the different LGBTQ cultures in different countries and they talk to people who share their stories of their own queer communities and what life is like for them as a member of the LGBTQ community. In season one the duo visited Japan, Brazil, Jamaica and the USA.


Viceland, the network that produces Gaycation, also sent Ellen and Ian to Orlando after the massacre that took place in the queer nightclub, Pulse, to see how the community were coping. The one off special was released a few weeks ago and is available to watch now.

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In season two the pair will visit India, Ukraine and Georgia, where they get first hand responses from a vairiety of people, including a policeman in Georgia that tells them there are no laws against ‘hate crime’ even though they get reports of it happening every day. While in Ukraine one interviewee expresses his opinion that ‘homosexuality is a sin’ and is ‘abnormal.’

Ellen, who is out, recently told Indiewire during an interview:

Hopefully Season 2 is just us expanding, going deeper, and always trying to go farther and be able to address the issues and find the stories that don’t often have an opportunity to be heard.”

Gaycation was also nominated in June for a primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. So get the date in your dairies girls and let’s discover more about our worldwide community and how others live and cope, sometimes in countries that have little, or no tolerance, towards our fellow LGBTQ community members.

Ellen Page Visits Survivors And Families Of Victims Of Pulse Shooting (Video)

Out actress Ellen Page and her best friend / co – host of Gaycation, Ian Daniel return to television this month with a powerful special which was filmed in Orlando follwoing the shooting at Pulse nightclub.


The Emmy-nominated reality series has us around the world to see LGBTQ cultures, but the visit to Orlando packs a very personal punch that is evident even in just the few scenes released so far.

Their aim with this Viceland special is to shed some light on the community that was so viciously devastated, and reveal how the seeds of love are building-up that community, both LGBTQ and beyond.


Previously on the show, Page explored the gay scene in Japan, confronted a Brazil cop who boasts about killing gay people, and showed up at a Ted Cruz meeting and asked the ex-presidential candidate some tough questions about LGBT rights.

Gaycation‘s Orlando episode will air on Viceland on August 24.

Daily Juice: Tegan & Sara Tease New Single, Ellen Page’s Gaycation Season 2 Underway, and The Dinah Shore Weekend

Hurrah, we’re finally getting to hear some of Tegan and Sara Quin’s new album, Love You to Death (out June 3), and their single Boyfriend (available April 8).

The duo have once again partnered up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson) for their latest material.

Get a look at the titles of all 10 tracks appearing on Love You To Death below, and, if you’re in the Los Angeles, Toronto or New York areas, don’t forget to check out Tegan And Sara’s upcoming intimate shows in the cities.


According to a new study underserved bisexual students are more likely to binge drink. Researchers found that while binge drinking by their heterosexual and homosexual peers decreased as school support for LGBTQ students increased, bisexual students were left unaffected, suggesting that their needs aren’t being adequately addressed by policies and programs.

Out filmmaker Anna Margarita Albelo (HootersWho’s Afraid of Vagina Woolf?), documented her first trip to The Dinah in the 2006 film A Lez in Wonderland, and results are both hilarious and sexy.


Wanda Sykes is in a new TV series Dream Team. In an interview with the Windy City Times she explained.

We just wrapped the pilot last night. We will see and hopefully get good news about it. My lesbian character is married to a woman. I am an OBGYN and our daughter is on the soccer team.”


Salon says Hollywood super heroes should be shutting down Georgia’s anti-LGBT bill. (and we agree)

Veteran lesbian reporter Karen Ocamb, 66 says she was fired by prominent queer publication for being too old.

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Martha Plimpton admits her Catholic character on TV’s ‘The Real O’Neals’ is a homophobe.


And finally Ellen Page’s Gaycation is set for second! And according to recent Instagram posts Page and Ian Daniel are already shooting new episodes of their Viceland series.


Ellen Page On Coming Out: “I wish I’d made the decision sooner.”

Since Ellen Page coming out at an event for the Human Rights Campaign(HRC) two years ago, she says she feels “like a different person.”

Explaining to HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, Page said she still unsure how coming out has affected her career, but she said her creative life is getting to “blossom” because she’s “actually getting to interact with it as the authentic person that I am.”

It really wasn’t until the moment that I did it and I was living even those days afterward where it was really like, ‘Wow’ like just thinking of the, maybe, the old things or the shame or all the feelings that at that point you might not even be necessarily as cognizant of, quite frankly.

And just the feeling of such a massive shift and then it makes me think of all the people who, particularly young people, who come out and don’t receive that support, [who] don’t get a standing ovation and an outpour of love… get kicked out of their homes or hurt and, you know, we need to change that. “


Page says, she felt the need to publicly address her sexuality – going so far as to say she was tired of “lying by omission” in her 2014 HRC speech – she said it’s not necessarily a blanket responsibility for every public figure.

Everyone is on their own journey or their own path and might even be navigating how they feel about their own identity.”

All I can say is I wish I’d made the decision sooner. It’s the best decision I’ve personally ever made, but everybody’s sort of on their own path, I suppose.”

Since coming out, Page has played a lesbian opposite Julianne Moore in Freeheld and co-hosted Gaycation, a 4-part docuseries that looks at what’s it like to be LGBT around the world.

Watch the full interview with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel here.

Catch The First Episode Of Ellen Page’s ‘Gaycation’ Here (Video)

The first episode of Ellen Page‘s new show Gaycation, has just been release VICELAND.


In Gaycation, Pageand her best friend Ian McDaniel travel to different areas of the world to find out what it’s like to live there as an LGBT person, and how their culture perceives them.

In this first episode, Page and McDaniel visit Japan, where Page goes to a lesbian bar.

You can watch the official premiere of Gaycation on VICELAND Wednesday, March 2nd at 10PM.

Ellen Page To Interview Cop Who Claims To Kill Gay People For Her New ‘Gaycation’ Series

Ellen Page’s new doc-series Gaycation premiers on Viceland next month.

In the show Page explores LGBT life all around the world, and has her confronting a variety of people about their anti-gay views.


The scariest one interviewee has to be a Brazilian who says that he has killed those who were gay.

Talking at on the Viceland Panel for the 2016 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Page said.

It was probably one of the more scary, nerve-wracking moments I’ve had.”

A clip from Gaycation shows Page asking Ian Daniel (her best friend and documentary partner), “I want to say I’m gay, do you think it’s safe?” Daniel said that hearing the cop say stuff like “I’ve killed people like you” and “I’m going to do it again” as “hard to hear.”


Since coming out on Valentine’s Day 2014, Page has been a champion for LGBT rights.

Also, in Freeheld (the movie that inspired her to come out), she and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple fighting for spousal benefits after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Last year, Page confronted politican Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair for supporting LGBT discrimination on religious grounds.


That incident will also air on Gaycation.

Ellen Page’s ‘Gaycation’ Set To Air Early Next Year

This week Spectrum reported that they had brokered a deal with A+E Networks to produce Viceland, a new TV channel.

The announcement came with the news that the under-the-radar, LGBT docu-series Gaycation with Ellen Page, which has been loosely talked about since the actress busted Ted Cruz’s chops over a grill in Iowa this summer, could air as soon as February 2016.

In Gaycation, Page travelled the world to speak with friends and foes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

And now we have a little preview of what that show will look like.


On Wednesday, Vice debuted a preview compilation of Viceland on their YouTube account.

The show has been describe as something similar to CNN’s Original Series or Fusion’s Unreported World,

… [an] edgy, immersive dives into cultural and sociological anomalies, produced in engaging, informative and entertaining ways.”

Viceland will replace H2 early next year on cable and satellite TV.