“Ellen told me she was gay a long time ago, when she was 20. … But as she be­came more fa­mous she wasn’t out pub­licly. I was afraid I would out her. I couldn’t join PFLAG un­til Ellen came out be­cause it’d be, you know, what’s Ellen’s mother do­ing in PFLAG?

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— Betty Degeneres, 82, mother of Ellen Degeneres, in a re­cent in­ter­view in the Aus­tralian press. (The Daily Ad­ver­tiser, March 26)

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