After a discussion with her therapist, Ellen decides to tell the truth about her true repressed sexual orientation to her friends by inviting them over to her apartment to break the news so she can be at peace. Meanwhile, Ellen's hopes for a relationship with Susan are dashed when she tells Ellen that she's not interested, but gives Ellen further confidence to embrace her newfound life. Written by
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The show made history when Ellen Degeneres's on-screen character Ellen Morgan came out as gay in the double-episode "The Puppy Episode". It caused wide controversy, particularly as it made it the first time for a sitcom to have a main leading gay character. See more
Ellen has wine and blue glasses on her counter but doesn't serve her guests in the living room After a cut Audrey has a glass. The glasses are still visible behind Ellen but after another cut everyone in the living room has a glass and they have vanished from the counter. See more
Do you think this is a bad idea? Telling people that I'm gay?
Believe me, Ellen. Telling people is always hard. I remember when I came out to my parents. It was one summer when I was younger. I sat them down on our couch and said to them: "Mom, Dad, I've struggled with this for a long time. But this is who I am. Now, I can only hope you can be happy for me." For the rest of the summer, they remained silent. But the following autumn when I entered kindergarten, they were 100% behind me.