She also starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterwards, her character Ellen Morgan also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues including the coming out process.
In 2011 Schultz was awarded the Margherita-von-Brentano-Price 2011 for work which furthers the equal rights of women in academia.The funds of the award contributed to the production of the film Audre Lorde –The BerlinYears 1984 to 1992 and to the establishment of an Audre Lorde Archive at the Free University of Berlin, which contains all of Schultz’s materials on Audre Lorde. See website: www.audrelorde-theberlinyears.com
“I moved to San Francisco in 1970 to be part of a larger women’s movement. I came out as a lesbian and began photographing the spring of 1971. I’m still a lesbian and a photographer and still work against racism.”