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How Rosie O'Donnell Brought Queerness To '90s Daytime TV

Even though nobody on the show was publicly out of the closet (including the host), the popular talk show was one of the queerest TV programs of the 1990s.

Everything's Coming Up Rosie!

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie's Show Was Queer Behind-the-Scenes

Rosie O'Donnell and her crew

Rosie Was a Broadway Baby

Rosie O'Donnell and the cast of Broadway's "Rent"

Divas! Divas! Divas!

Rosie O'Donnell and Barbra Streisand

Rosie Came Out to Ellen...Sort Of

Ellen Degeners and Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie's Show Was Summer Camp for Queer People

Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell do yoga

Rosie's Audience Was Diverse

Rosie O'Donnell and studio audience member

Rosie Championed Progressive Causes

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie's Show Was a Safe Haven for Queer Guests

Billy Porter and Rosie O'donnell at te GLAAD media awards

Rosie Was Authentically Rosie

Rosie O'Donnell

A League of Her Own

Britney Spears and Rosie O'Donnell