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Ellen DeGeneres

Epic Moments of Women in Comedy

Women have always been funny, though arguments to the contrary ridiculously persist. We've assembled a few of our favorite funny women and the moments that have helped shape their careers. Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Ellen Degeneres Comes Out

Back in 1997, Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey discussed Ellen's coming out. She became the first gay lead character on TV; we're still inspired by her courage today. Read More »

MAKERS Movie Stars: Shapers of TV and Film

MAKERS knows some awesome actresses, like Zooey Deschanel, Ellen DeGeneres, and Diahann Carroll, who have shaped the course of TV and film history. Read More »

#ThrowBackThursday: Most Powerful MAKERS

In honor of the Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women, we are dedicating this week's #ThrowBackThursday to the 12 MAKERS on the list.   Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Ellen DeGeneres Portrays First-Ever Gay Lead Character On Television

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight Ellen DeGeneres who portrayed the first-ever gay lead character on a television show. Read More »

MAKERS Honors Spirit Day

We couldn't dress our site in purple, but in honor of Spirit Day, a day in which people wear purple to show support for the LGBT youth whom have been victims of bullying, we've put together this playlist from some of our MAKERS sharing positivity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Read More »

5 Views on Coming Out

Coming out as gay is an inherently public act, but the events and emotions that lead to being open about your sexual orientation, are often kept very private. Read More »

5 Views On Choosing a Career

For Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, MAKERS brings you 5 Views on Choosing a Career. Read More »