Don Lemmon

I'm sure most people have heard this news by now (funny, cause the guy works for CNN), but Don Lemmon, a CNN news man came out yesterday. He is all sorts of sexy as you can see for yourself: Can you believe he is 45? Seriously. I need some genes like that. Or... just to get into those genes (terrible joke). Here is what he had to say about it in a written statement: In My Own Words ... “I Was Born Gay” by Multiple Emmy-winning CNN Anchor Don Lemon Using Ascot Media and Aston Publicity Groups’ innovative announcement tool ‘In My Own Words’ (IMOW) as the vehicle in which to speak out and put an end to the speculation surrounding him, Don Lemon is making an official statement to the media that he is gay. “Today I chose to step out on faith and begin openly living my own truth. And let me say right up front that I hope many of you will be inspired to do the same thing in your daily lives. Some of the things I’ve chosen to reveal in my book Transparent were very difficult to share with even those closest to me. There was a time when I was terrified of revealing these things to the person I love most in this world - my own mother. But when I finally mustered the courage to tell her that I had been molested as a child and that I was born gay, my life began to change in positive ways that I never imagined possible. Yet I still chose to keep those secrets hidden from the world. I, like most gay people, lived a life of fear. Fear that if some employers, co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members learned of my sexuality, I would be shunned, mocked and ostracized. It is a burden that millions of people carry with them every single day. And sadly, while the mockery and ostracizing are realized by millions of people every day, I truly believe it doesn’t have to happen and that’s why I feel compelled to share what I’ve written in Transparent. As a journalist I believe that part of my mission is to shed light onto dark places. So, the disclosure of this information does not inhibit in any way my ability to be the professional, fair and objective journalist I have always been. My book is dedicated to the memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from a bridge after his dorm mates streamed his private business over the Internet for the world to see. Tyler might still be with us today if more gay men and women had chosen to live proudly and openly. It is also dedicated to the millions of young, gay people who believe they are alone when dealing with their own sexual identities. You are not alone! There are people, like me and many others, who are thriving in their personal and professional lives and although we sometimes have a hard time with it ourselves, we are here to show you by example that you too can overcome any obstacle as long as you stay strong and, most of all, stay alive.” With love and honesty, Don Lemon May 16, 2011 I'm really hoping a certain sexy news man is next, but I would never push the issue... Anyway, congrats to Don!
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  1. I had always like you as a jounalist and CNN is my favorite show; but now I like and respect you even more. I wish I could do the same. I am still living in the closet yarning for a day when homosexuality no longer an issue. Thank you, Don.

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