CNN Anchor Lemon Comes Out, Nobody’s Shocked

by Accidental Bear

Out news anchor Rachel Maddow called for other gay anchors to come out, come out where ever you are and be part of the “visible” gay force. Whether her words fell on deaf ears or not, anchors are publicly coming out as gay left and right. Most recently Don Lemon who has anchored at CNN since 2006. Lemon has published a book titled “Transparent,” Mr. Lemon has a lot to say about reporting for television and about journalism in general. But he knows enough about news to recognize what will get this book noticed. (NyTimes) ”

via www.nytimes.com

“It’s quite different for an African-American male,” he said. “It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away.” He said he believed the negative reaction to male homosexuality had to do with the history of discrimination that still affects many black Americans, as well as the attitudes of some black women.

“You’re afraid that black women will say the same things they do about how black men should be dating black women.” He added, “I guess this makes me a double minority now.”

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