Ellen DeGeneres Comes Out
It is no secret that society has come a long way in terms of accepting people’s truths. And whilst we still have a very long way to go, there are certain points in history that we can thank for catapulting society’s progression even in the slightest way. Everyone always needs an icon to look up to, and in 1997 the gay community finally had a role model in the spotlight.
When Ellen Degeneres publically came out in 1997, it was shocking in the best way. People didn’t really talk about things like this in society, and a lot of people, especially celebrities, felt the need to stay closeted. But when Ellen found her voice in this amazing Time magazine cover, things started shifting. Even just seeing the word “Gay” on a magazine cover was a very big deal.