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FILE--Oprah Winfrey is shown in this May 1996 file photo. Winfrey, who appeared on an episode of ``Ellen'' in which the main character announced she was a lesbian, says she's not gay. ``I'm not coming out. I'm not gay. I have nowhere to go, nowhere to come out to,'' the talk show host said Wednesday, June 4, 1997 in a speech to TV promotion and marketing executives. An April 28, 1997 report by gossip columnist Liz Smith stated that ``one of the biggest and longest-running TV stars is contemplating coming out of the closet.'' Winfrey, who has a longtime boyfriend, businessman Steadman Graham, said it isn't her. (AP Photo/Chris Kasson, File)