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CNN’s Don Lemon talks about his book, Transparent, and a bit about coming out at 45.

CNN Anchor Steps Out

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Don Lemon, CNN anchor, released a statement today, in which he comes out as a gay man.

The statement, reported at Steve Rothaus’ Gay South Florida:

“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.

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