Letters: May 5, 1997


"I'm not sure America is ready for her, but I can only cast my vote in favor of Ellen DeGeneres for having the courage to be honest." KRISTINA BURKE Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Hooray for Ellen DeGeneres! It is hard being gay, and it is especially hard to admit publicly that you are [TELEVISION, April 14]. Ellen's coming out will help everyone else see that gays are not freaks but are normal and sometimes even famous. No one chooses to be gay; we are born that way. But even in today's world, there are folks who are still closed-minded....

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