• Ellen Page on talking to Ellen Degeneres about coming out at the GLAAD Awards in 2014. (NBC)Source: NBC
To celebrate Pride Month, Ellen DeGeneres shared a heartwarming montage featuring interviews with LGBT+ and allied guests sharing messages of pride.
By
Shami Sivasubramanian

24 Jun 2016 - 12:28 PM  UPDATED 24 Jun 2016 - 12:30 PM

June is Pride month in the US, and to celebrate, Ellen DeGeneres posted a three-minute montage video of LGBT+ guests reflecting on their experiences coming out, living with pride, and being their authentic selves.

"There's nothing better than to wake up in the morning and be able to be your authentic self," says Caitlyn Jenner in the video.

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The video features several high-profile LGBT+ and allied voices, including Ellen Page, Oprah Winfrey, Sam Smith, Ricky Martin, Elton John, trans NCAA Division 1 swimmer Schuyler Bailar, and President Barack Obama.

"It's a very hard thing when society doesn't understand you, and you get very clear images that you're not loved by everyone," says Ellen in the video.

"It's a very hard thing when society doesn't understand you, and you get very clear images that you're not loved by everyone," says Ellen in the video.

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"When people come out, they're literally coming out to save their lives," replies Jill Soloway, Creator of TV show Transparent.

Ellen lives in Los Angeles with her wife, Australian actress Portia De Rossi.