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LGBT Pride Month: MAKERS Share Their Stories

"The reason I can be [known as an actor] and be openly homosexual is because of Ellen Degeneres," Jane Lynch shared in her MAKERS video. "She's a pioneer."

In spirit of LGBT Pride Month, we're showing our #MAKERSPride by sharing some stories of our MAKERS' reflections on coming out. 

Whether they were inspired by other women, or influenced by their own desire to share their voice, these women prove that there's no quality stronger or more admirable than being yourself.

Watch the video above and share it with others to show your #MAKERSPride.

NEXT: Paving the Way for Gay Rights: 50 Years of Women »

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