More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Ellen and Portia Chat with Oprah
On today's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen DeGeneres talks about her experiences coming out, the blow of her first show’s cancellation and the hard work she puts into her current hit talk show.
Oprah comments on her glow and Ellen shares how lucky she feels having found true love with Portia di Rossi. Today’s episode was their first interview as a married couple.
Ellen's coming out story in 1997 was one of the biggest stories in the nation. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine and has become one of the most popular lesbian women in the world today. When she married Portia in 2008, their wedding was covered by CBS News and featured in People magazine.
Now a year into marriage the couple still seems overjoyed to be in each other's presence, laughing and joking about how they met and the three years it took Portia to express her true feelings to Ellen.
As women like Ellen and Portia continue to share their stories, people understand the universal story of love that exists for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples everywhere. We celebrate Ellen and Portia and all of the ways they continue to share their unique story with the world.