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Ellen DeGeneres

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 »

Forbes Announces the World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Today Forbes released its World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. Topping the list, were German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 1), Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (No. 2), and philanthropist Melinda Gates (No. 3).  Read More »

10 Female TV Characters Who Were Ahead of Their Time

It's hard to believe there was a time when you couldn't show a pregnant woman on television or a single, professional African American mother and the idea of a college-educated woman choosing to focus on her career instead of immediately finding a husband was considered too much of a stretch! 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 »