He came out

Came out of the closet

CNN weekend anchorman Don Lemon is many things: A 45-year-old African-American native of Baton Rouge, La., he was raised Southern Baptist, attended Catholic schools and graduated from Brooklyn College in New York, and subsequently prospered in the competitive world of television news.

One more facet of his life that he is revealing publicly for the first time: He is gay.

“Do I want to be ‘the gay anchor’?” Lemon said. He said his mentors and agents challenged him to consider whether he was willing to wear that label throughout his career.

“And I’d have to say, at this point, why the hell not?”

That is what I am saying. Why the hell not? Do you think this was a bad move for his career? I don’t think so; he will be fine. Well, I would like to think so.

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