It seems like only yesterday that the world was coming to an end. We had the prophecy, complete with an official date, and those crazy cultists worshipping their god and telling non-believers that doom was inevitable. When the day finally arrived, some celebrated, some cried, and thousands gathered together in huzzahs and hosannas and hopes of being lifted to a higher plane. Then, something odd happened. Oprah ended her show and life went on.
It's simple to believe in better worlds, whether in life after death or, just as common, life before this existence. Life in the present is much harder to embrace.
Set you PVR's! On tomorrow's Oprah, she'll be looking back on 25 years of covering LGBT issues, which, according to her team, includes more than 120 shows. The show will include a famous segment with Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, pictured below:
"In 1995, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis spoke about the secret he had been keeping for years -- that he was gay and HIV positive. On Tuesday, Louganis returns to the 'Oprah' show and surprises a viewer who says Greg's 1995 appearance on the 'Oprah' show - when this viewer was only 12 years old - helped him accept his own sexuality and gave him the strength and courage to come out himself."