Ellen DeGeneres never aimed to be a trailblazer by playing the first lead character on television to come out as gay. Yet four years into her popular 1990's sitcom, Ellen, her character, Ellen Morgan, hadn't been in a romantic relationship. Her writers wanted new material, but for DeGeneres, who was publicly still in the closet, it was an uncomfortable issue.
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