Monday, May 16, 2011

Don Lemon Speaks On New Book

CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon opens up to the New York Times' Bill Carter, speaking about his new book, and his decision to publicly reveal his sexuality. (via: ICN)
“People are going to say: ‘Oh, he was molested as a kid and now he is coming out.’ I get it,” he said.

Few national television news anchors or hosts have publicly acknowledged being gay. Rachel Maddow is perhaps the best known. Her MSNBC colleague, Thomas Roberts, has also come out as gay.

Mr. Lemon has not made a secret of his sexual orientation in his work life; many of his CNN co-workers and managers have long been aware that he is gay. But he still acknowledged that going public in his book carries certain risks.

“I’m scared,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m talking about something that people might shun me for, ostracize me for.”
You can read the full interview on the New York Times website here.

Earlier today, Don spoke live on CNN about his personal struggles.

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