Ellen DeGeneres Reflects on Coming-Out Episode, 15 Years Later

Ellen DeGeneres is a powerhouse name these days, associated with a successful talk show, awards shows and talent competitions as well as a serious love for dancing -- something she's even shared with President Obama. But 15 years ago, on ABC's "20/20" in April 1997, days before the airing of the episode in which she announced that she was gay, the funny, kind, brave and huge star of her own show shared her fears of coming out. "If they found out I was gay, maybe they wouldn't applaud," she...Full Story
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