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A few years after coming out as queer, The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg has publicly announced that she's gay in an interview and Instagram post, both full of pride. Interviewed for Wonderland magazine by the musical wunderkind King Princess who is rumored to be Stenberg's girlfriendStenberg explains that her sexuality is something she was born with, and that embracing it has allowed her to experience "untouchable love free from the dominion of patriarchy. View on Instagram.
Why risk it all? The hate was also real. There was pulpit-pounding from conservatives, including full-page newspaper ads the late Rev. The episode was watched by an estimated 44 million viewers.
In the history-making essay for Businessweek remember: this is one of the most powerful and influential businessmen in America, coming out as gayCook talks about the difficulty he had in making this decision, because he deeply values any slivers of privacy he can maintain. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them. At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of Dr.
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As Bruce Handy explained in the accompanying article, the announcement shocked more people than it surprised — both Ellen DeGeneres the comedian and Ellen Morgan, her sitcom character, had been the subject of some curiosity on that front for years. She had dodged interview questions by insisting on a sharp distinction between her public and private lifebut word that she was planning to have Ellen Morgan come out of the closet had leaked months before the episode aired. She would be playing the first gay lead character on American network television.
ABC, the network that aired the show, did agree to another season afterwards, but with one caveat — that a parental advisory warning be aired before each new episode. Think about that. Some sponsors, like J. Ellen DeGeneres: Yes.
The episode details lead character Ellen Morgan's realization that she is a lesbian and her coming out. It was the 22nd and 23rd episode of the series' 4th season. It originally aired on ABC on April 30,
Like most pioneers across time, Ellen brushed past the risks knowing full well that there was peril in stepping off the ledge. When Ellen DeGeneres and her television character came out of the closet simultaneously, the media hurricane was a Category 5 and the backlash included hate mail, death threats, and ultimately the cancellation of her show. To learn more about Ellen and to view an excerpt of the famous coming out episode of her show, have a look at the links below. Read about that story here.