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This is a beautiful trubite to a woman that paved the way for the LGBT community and became a legend with just two words…“I’m gay.” Ellen we love you so much for what you have done to make our community rise above the hate and to be quallity to everyone. I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Oprah, Laura Dern Reunite for Ellen DeGeneres' "Puppy Episode" Anniversary
DeGeneres’ sitcom character came out of the closet 20 years ago.

“It was the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life and I would not change one moment of it" 💜 Happy 20 year “Puppy Episode” anniversary Ellen DeGeneres!! 🐶 Your courage, resilience, and humor continually inspire us 🌈

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Yo tenía 16 años cuando ese episodio salió. Fue un revuelo tal y como lo dicen las protagonistas. Yo seguía muchas publicaciones y veía programas al respecto. Mi identidad sexual no era lo que más me preocupaba pero si me interesaba mucho porque no sabía nada al respecto. Ser homosexual era algo totalmente desconocido para mi. Me recuerdo perfectamente como estaba sentado en el autobús escolar los días siguientes pensando sobre ella, con la imagen de la portada de la revista TIME en la mente.

Aunque en ese entonces estaba seguro de que me gustaban las mujeres también tenía muchas fantasías sexuales, muy explícitas con mis amigos hombres. Pensaba que eran las hormonas. Fue varios años después ya en la universidad que me cuestioné mi heterosexualidad. Y heme aquí. Tal vez no me afectó o me impulsó tanto como a las personas que ofrecieron su testimonio en el cuarto video, pero si lo recuerdo con mucho cariño y con toda la importancia que tuvo. Me alegra haberlo visto.

Muchos que leen este blog no habían nacido o eran bebés cuando ese episodio salió al aire. No teníamos internet (estaba en pañales) ni programas de TV que nos sirvieran de referencia. Por eso es que es tan relevante, tan significativo. 

Y cómo ya lo he dicho muchas veces, al crecer no tuve ninguna o casi ninguna ayuda con respecto a mi sexualidad. Así que recordando lo que era mi vida eso años y lo difícil que puede ser, pues es lo que me motivó a abrir este blog. 

Gracias Elle DeGeneres. Gracias a todos/as ustedes.

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I was 16 when that episode aired. It was a huge deal just like the protagonists recall on the videos. I followed many publications and saw programs on it. My sexual identity was not what worried me the most, but I was very interested because I did not know anything about it. Being homosexual was something totally unknown to me. I remember perfectly how I was sitting on the school bus the next few days thinking about it, with the cover image of TIME magazine in mind.

Although then I was sure that I liked women, I also had many sexual fantasies, very explicit, with my male friends. I thought it was the hormones. It was several years later at the university that I questioned my heterosexuality. And here I am. Maybe it did not affect me or push me as much as the people who offered their testimony in the fourth video, but I remember it with much affection and with all the importance it had. I’m glad I saw it then.

Many who read this blog were not born or were babies when that episode was aired. We did not have internet (barely in the early stages of it) nor TV programs that served as reference. That is why it is so relevant, so significant. And as I have said many times, as I grew up I had no or almost no help with my sexuality. So remembering what my life was that years and how difficult it can be, it is what motivated me to open this blog. 

Thank you Elle DeGeneres. Thank you all.

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Ellen DeGeneres presented this Muslim refugee with a check for her student debt

  • On Friday’s episode of The Ellen Show, DeGeneres read a letter from Muslim refugee Ekhlas Ahmed, who shared her story of coming to the U.S. unable to learn English and eventually learning the language by watching DeGeneres’ daytime show and transcribing everything she said.

  • DeGeneres brought a tearful Ahmed, who is now a graduate student, activist and high school English teacher, onto the stage to speak with her after reading the letter Ahmed wrote to her. Read more. (2/18/17, 1:53 PM)
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Watch: Donald Trump watched Finding Dory on Saturday after signing the Muslim travel ban. Now Ellen DeGeneres has some words for him

DeGeneres wasn’t the only one that saw the irony in Trump’s movie choice. Her co-star, Albert Brooks, who voiced Marlin in both Finding Dory and Finding Nemo, tweeted, “Odd that Trump is watching Finding Dory today, a movie about reuniting with family when he’s preventing it in real life.”

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