Heroes of History
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Heroes of History

Ellen’s Historic And Trailblazing Coming Out

At a time when few admitted to being gay, she and her character came out

Ellen was on the cover of Time, coming out. Image from Time Magazine

“Yep, I’m gay!” Those three iconic words were the headline of the April 14, 1997, Time magazine cover. It was the first time comedian, and then-sitcom star Ellen DeGeneres openly admitted to being a lesbian to the public.

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