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Africa: Sub-Saharan, Pre-Independence
With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
 
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The Sexual Revolution, 1960-1980 The Sexual Revolution, 1960-1980
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Leather Culture
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Transgender Activism
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Gay Liberation Front
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Congratulations Again to Ellen DeGeneres
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/10/14
Last updated on: 01/10/14
 
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Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres who won her 14th People's Choice Award at the awards show held in Los Angeles on January 9, 2014. The beloved comedian won her record-setting award in the category of "Best Daytime Talk Show Host." She won her first People's Choice Award in 1995 in the category of "Best Actress" for her role in the sitcom "Ellen."

The People's Choice Awards have been held annually since 1975. It differs from the other major awards shows in that the honors are determined by the general public. Since 2005 the winners have been determined by online voting; previously, they were determined by Gallup Polls.

Other winners of the 2014 People's Choice Awards may be found here.

DeGeneres began her career in local comedy clubs in her hometown of New Orleans, which led to national recognition in 1982 when her videotaped club performances won Showtime's "Funniest Person In America" honor. In 1986, she became the first female comedian to be summoned by Johnny Carson to sit down with him after her performance on the Tonight Show.

DeGeneres gained national fame by starring in her sitcom Ellen. Running from 1994 to 1998, the show garnered record ratings, with DeGeneres receiving Emmy nominations each season in the Best Actress category. In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award as well as earning an Emmy for writing the critically acclaimed "Puppy Episode" when her character came out as a lesbian to a record 46 million viewers. DeGeneres followed with the CBS sitcom, The Ellen Show, which ran from 2001 to 2002.

In the course of producing and starring in Ellen, DeGeneres received numerous accolades including The People's Choice Award in 1995, two Golden Globe nominations, and two Screen Actors Guild nominations.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show began its eleventh season in September 2013. The show has won numerous Emmy Awards and a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Talk Show Episode."

In 2012, DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

DeGeneres has been an outspoken advocate of equal rights for glbtq people, campaigning for marriage equality and speaking out against the bullying of gay youth.

In the video below, DeGeneres accepts her 14th People's Choice Award.

 
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