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Coming out of the closet, gay and high profile. It’s happening. We’ll get one story from CNN anchor Don Lemon.

CNN anchor Don Lemon reveals in his new book, "Transparent," that he is gay. (AP)
CNN anchor Don Lemon reveals in his new book, "Transparent," that he is gay. (AP)

Two big worlds where it's rare to come out as gay: news and sports. And in the last week, big figures out as gay in each.
Phoenix Suns CEO, Rick Welts, a fixture in the NBA - out, public, as gay.  And CNN news anchor Don Lemon, an African-American headliner for the network – out, public, talking, as gay.

For all the rising American acceptance of homosexuality, in some arenas it is still a big step to say: "Hey, that's me." These are two of them – sports and news.

This hour On Point:  the latest from the sports world, and CNN’s Don Lemon, on coming out, gay and high-profile.
- Tom Ashbrook
Guest:

Don Lemon, CNN news anchor and author of "Transparent."

David Steele, columnist for Sporting News

This program aired on May 19, 2011.

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