Virginia Teen Who Came Out as a Lesbian in '92 Shares Her Story

Aired on 08/02/1995 | CC tv-pg
When 16-year-old Virginia teen Whitney Morrison came out as a lesbian in 1992, she suffered daily harassment. Some people in her small, rural community lashed out at her. Someone kicked in the door of her car, Whitney told Oprah during her 1995 Oprah Show appearance, and the neighborhood kids ostracized her. Thankfully, she said, her parents offered their full support.

Here, she reveals what moved her to come out despite knowing that she might be met with hostility.