“I felt lighter and better, and all those clichéd things.”

You know, at least I’m not lying saying “my girlfriend” anymore. And in all fairness, all my girlfriend jokes — for anybody who thinks, Oh, that’s sad, he had to make up whole stories — I didn’t make up whole stories; they were real stories, I just changed the gender. And by the way, if that doesn’t prove how much same-sex couples are the exact same as heterosexual couples, not once in my career did anyone ever hear a story I told and say, “Wait a second, that doesn’t sound like anything we … ” It’s all the same.

Vulture interviewed comedian Todd Glass (Louie, The Sarah Silverman Program) about publicly coming out on Marc Maron’s podcast one year ago today at age 47, and man, is he likable. If you’re looking for inspirational quotes for your next mass email, mom, Todd brings it.