MR. Don Lemon - Real Man We Admire

February 22, 2013

MR. Don Lemon is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

First the good news: We live in a world where a public figure doesn’t have to hide their sexuality to rise to the top. Case in point: CNN News anchor Don Lemon, whose career hasn’t skipped a beat since he publicly came out in his best-selling memoir, “Transparent.” In fact, the baby-faced 46-year-old journalist is more in-demand than ever, hosting the weekend edition of the network’s popular primetime show “Newsroom” and speaking to sold-out crowds around the country.

“I abhor hypocrisy,” Lemon told the New York Times. “I think if you’re going to be in the business of news, and telling people the truth, of trying to shed light in dark places, then you’ve got to be honest. You’ve got to have the same rules for yourself as you do for everyone else."

Now the bad news: Sorry, guys, this newsman’s off the market. His longtime boyfriend, news producer Ben Tinker, got the exclusive scoop.

MR. Lemon getting reactions to President Obama's 2012 inauguration speech mentioning the Stonewall riots:

Don talking about coming out and his book with Dr. Drew:

Check out his book, Transparent, or follow Don Lemon on Twitter.
Don Lemon's Transparent

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Excellent. Very encouraging and uplifting....

I've always thought Don Lemon was and excellent communicator/commentator. He is articulate, knowledgeable about the subjects he discusses on CNN and overall a highly professional individual. I will most definitely read his book and hope others do as well.