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Watch: CNN's Don Lemon Gives First TV Interview Since Coming Out


In his first TV interview since coming out in the New York Times, CNN's Don Lemon appeared on CNN this afternoon to talk about race issues, sexuality, and sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

Says Lemon of the abuse: "Let me just say this. Some people will try to equate being gay with being abused. And the two couldn't be further apart because most abusers are heterosexual and they choose children from the opposite sex. So those two are not connected. They just happened to be the road that I traveled."


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  1. Respect

    Posted by: Andrew | May 16, 2011 7:43:41 PM

  2. Thank you, Don.

    Posted by: Philo | May 16, 2011 7:55:45 PM

  3. Bravo Don

    Posted by: JEFFUWS | May 16, 2011 8:13:20 PM

  4. absolutely fantastic interview, wonderful words.

    Posted by: ronjay | May 16, 2011 8:21:14 PM

  5. Don is a beautiful human being.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | May 16, 2011 8:36:40 PM

  6. Keep rocking it, Mr. Lemon. Nice to hear an articulate person talk so honestly and clearly about his journey.

    Posted by: Bart | May 16, 2011 8:40:17 PM

  7. What a bundle of awesome he is!

    Posted by: Jim | May 16, 2011 9:02:10 PM

  8. I can't believe he's 45. He's d*mn fine looking 45.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 16, 2011 10:11:27 PM

  9. I said it before & I'll say it again, this guy just got a whole lot cuter. And way braver than I'd ever have the nerve to be.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | May 16, 2011 10:26:15 PM

  10. He's wonderful...45!! How does he do it?

    Posted by: Michael Edwards | May 16, 2011 10:42:40 PM

  11. Hw looks like 28, 30 maybe. And handsome for days. And then on top of that he's thoughtful and considerate. Does anyone have his number?

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | May 16, 2011 11:03:04 PM

  12. Don, I think you'll be a great role model for black kids, gay kids, for everyone. I hope your fans and the media in general show nothing but love and support.

    Posted by: dh | May 16, 2011 11:38:50 PM

  13. Anderson Cooper needs to grow a paid and come out already!

    Posted by: KevinD | May 17, 2011 1:14:36 AM

  14. What an amazing man!

    Posted by: topher | May 17, 2011 1:50:34 AM

  15. Next stop Cooper-town.

    Posted by: Seven | May 17, 2011 5:08:59 AM

  16. Beauty.

    Posted by: Rocco | May 17, 2011 5:54:54 AM

  17. him ever weekend...always liked even moreso!!!

    Posted by: Tangipul | May 17, 2011 10:08:44 AM

  18. I've been a fan of Mr. Lemon since his first days on CNN. Never occurred to me that he might be gay so this is a surprise and a welcome one at that. This is a brave man who has very humbly and courageously added one more score against bigotry and homophobia.

    Good luck, Don.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 17, 2011 10:23:08 AM

  19. Props to the Don. I hope I live long enough to see the day when we don't have to "come out" and announce we have gone through puberty.

    Posted by: Robert | May 21, 2011 5:27:00 AM

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