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Ellen DeGeneres marks Pride Month with amazing video

Ellen DeGeneres marks Pride Month with amazing video

Ellen DeGeneres marks Pride with trip down memory lane

Ellen DeGeneres has marked Pride Month with a remarkable video highlighting moments with an array of LGBTI guests and allies.

One of the most moving moments is when Orpah Winfrey says to a clearly touched Ellen: ‘Your true legacy, the real work that you’ve done on the planet, will be teaching people how to live authentically as themselves.’

Winfrey appeared on the landmark episode of DeGeneres’ sitcom Ellen in 1997 when her fictional character of Ellen MNorgan came out. At the same time, DeGeneres herself came out on the cover of Time magazine.

In another moment, Transparent creator Jill Soloway, a bisexual whose father is transgender, says: ‘When people come out, they are literally coming out to save their lives. They’re coming out to make a break for freedom for authenticity. It really is an example for all of us.’

Then there is the meeting of the two Ellens.

DeGeneres chats with Ellen Page about her coming out moment at a GLAAD event in Las Vegas in 2014 before a large crowd.

Page recalls: ‘I think my biggest fear in doing that was having a panic attack quite frankly. I was just so ready to do it … and excited to do it.’

Caitlyn Jenner, who DeGeneres had confronted about her lukewarm endorsement of same-sex marriage, is seen in the video saying: ‘There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and be able to be your authentic self.’

To that DeGeneres responds: ‘Everyone can relate to that. … Everyone wants to feel free, everyone wants to feel good in their own skin.’

The host also shares moments with two transgender males and singers Sam Smith, Ricky Martin and Elton John, among others.

But the last words belong to President Barack Obama who tells DeGeneres: ‘As much as we’ve done with laws and ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell etc, changing hearts and minds? I don’t think there’s anybody who’s been more influential than you have been.’