Ellen DeGeneres Came out as Gay on TV 20 Years Ago

20 Years ago Ellen DeGeneres risked her career by coming out as gay on TV and the studio cancelled her show.

Remember, Ellen DeGeneres risked her career by coming out as gay on TV and the studio cancelled her show. The episode was a historic moment for the LGBT community. Same-sex marriage is now legal and Ellen was awarded the Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

America has changed and NOTHING will reverse this trend. Gallup asks America every year:

"Do you think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?"

America answered in 2017 Should be legal - 72% Should not be legal - 23% No opinion -5%

It was 20 years ago, on the April 14, 1997, cover of TIME magazine that Ellen DeGeneres, then the star of the sitcom Ellen, confirmed something she’d been building up to for decades: “Yep,” as the cover put it, “I’m gay.”

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