"I'm Ellen, and I'm gay."
Ellen DeGeneres received massive applause after delivering her first line of today's monologue on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Twenty years ago I said that," she recalled. "It was a much bigger deal then."
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the airing of Ellen's "coming out" episode on her self-titled '90s sitcom, and the Emmy-winning host made sure her show was nothing short of a celebration of the times.