I remember watching her coming out episode and the fallout from it. It’s awful that 20 years later there’s still so much discrimination, fear, and sometimes even hatred of the LGBTQ community, but today is a day to celebrate Ellen and her amazing act of courage—an act that helped those who came after her and that played such an important part in the many advances that have been made for gay, lesbian, and trans rights over the last two decades.
Happy 20th anniversary, Ellen!
Today is a very special day. Let’s celebrate equality together. pic.twitter.com/4USP7GbfCA
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 28, 2017