Top Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

Ellen comes out on 'Time' (1997). Becomes gay pioneer.

1] One time I actually cleaned out my closet so good I ended up on the cover of Time magazine.

2] My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. 

3] I see those picketers, and I think you know, if I weren’t a loving, non-violent, spiritual person, I would really go over there and grab those signs and smash them over their heads and shove them up their asses. But…I’m a loving, spiritual person.

4] Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. 

5] Procrastinate now. Don’t put it off. 

6] I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me – they’re just, like, ‘I can’t believe you don’t remember me!” I’m like, ‘Oh Dad I’m sorry!’. 

7] Just go up to somebody on the street and say “You’re it!” and just run away. 

8] People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant. 

9] I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that’s where us gay people come from… you heterosexuals. 

10] I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut. 

11] Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.  

Photograph for TIME by Firooz Zahedi

50 Most Influential Gay People of 2010

This has been “out” for a more than a month but i’d still thought i’d share…

Out Magazine has a complied a list of the 50 most influential gays in the U.S.

Here’s the top ten:

10. Jared Polis: First out gay man to be elected to the House in 2008

9. Tammy Baldwin: First out gay woman elected to the House of Representatives

8. Joe Solmonese: President of the Human Right Campaign since 2005; oversees the largest LGBT group in the U.S., numbering more than 750,000 members

7. Neil Patrick Harris: Actor (Plays Barney on How I Met Your Mother)

Ironically, he plays Barney, the outrageously straight ladies man on How I Met Your Mother

6. Barry Diller: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterActiveCorp (Personal wealth: $1.2 billion)

5. Adam Lambert: American Idol runner up and recording artist; first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America

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4. Rachel Maddow: American radio personality, television host, and political commentator

3. Anderson Cooper: American journalist, author, and television personality. Currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°

"I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life." - Anderson when asked about his sexuality

2. Barney Frank: Is United States House Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981

1. Ellen DeGeneres: Stand-up comedian, actress,  host of  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, judge on American Idol

Ellen, a Gay Pioneer, publicly came out of the closet in 1997