25 Years of Coming Out on OPRAH

When it comes to media organizations currently celebrating a silver anniversary, even we at GLAAD  have to admit that Oprah is clearly number one. On Tuesday’s show, Oprah will look back at 25 years of covering issues that impact the LGBT community and will feature special guests Greg Louganis and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil.

Louganis, an Olympic gold medalist and world champion diver, came out at the 1994 Gay Games in New York City, and spoke with Oprah about his experience as a world-class athlete who came out as gay. He will return to discuss his life, more than 15 years later.

India’s Prince Gohil was a guest for the first time far more recently, in 2007. He appeared on Oprah’s show after his family disowned him for coming out. 

“Coming Out” On The “Oprah” Show:
25 Years Of Unforgettable Guests

Over the past 25 years, the “Oprah” show has dedicated numerous hours to gay issues. Today, some of our most unforgettable guests return and meet viewers whose lives were impacted by their appearance. In 1995, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis revealed publicly on our stage that he was gay and HIV positive. Now, witness his surprise return. Then, what happens when your mom and dad reveal they are both gay on national television? Their two sons speak out. Plus, after being publicly disowned by his mother, the queen, the world’s only openly gay prince returns. How is their relationship now?