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Continued by a different user, this is Part 4 of Ellen's coming out interview, when she continues discussing her mail and touches on the idea that sexuality is a choice. The man doesn't seem to understand that she's saying he didn't have a choice to prefer women--not that he doesn't have a choice to not adulterate. Does he not understand how to form an analogy? Ellen shares the relief she feels about revealing her true self, and how this has empowered her in all she does. One of Ellen's first public homosexual relationships, her relationship with Anne Heche, is touched upon here as well. Heche says "I was not gay before I met her," but can she say that she wasn't? Perhaps she intended to say she hadn't known. It shows how confusing acknowledging one's sexual identity can be.

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Part 3, when Ellen and Oprah respond to some letters and questions from fans and audience members. It's a good portion to takeaway some examples of how to respond to some common or hard to answer questions about homosexuality, coming out, and talking about sexuality. Questions of religion are also tackled here, which seems an important point for Ellen to address due to her father's stark religiosity. It's amazing that audience members have the courage to comment in such negative ways, and it's also amazing that some other audience members begin standing up for Ellen when other audience members attack her.

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Part Two of Oprah's touching interview with Oprah about coming out as a lesbian in the community of celebrities. It's amazing how such a simple thing can turn into such a huge, drawn-out "controversy." How do you cope, especially as a public figure, with the backlash often felt with such a dramatic shift in how people see you? Ellen discusses her first encounters with her lesbian identity and growing up trying to ignore her sexual identity. She also touches on how very few female celebrities before her had revealed that they were gay to the public. But in living a lie, how can you live the life you want? Ellen offers some advice.

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The first part of Ellen's interview with Oprah when she finally came out as a lesbian. It's amazing to look at how this affected her career. While her original evening television show was canceled within the year, she eventually commanded daytime TV with her Emmy winning self-titled show. She's inspired so many people, including her wife Portia de Rossi to follow in her bold footsteps of just being herself.

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