Don Lemon is one of those people who have become successful after a lot of struggle. The CNN news host had a very rough childhood and he worked his way through the ranks to become one of the most successful African American news host active today. Recently, he has spoken about his views on dating, his sexuality and marriage.
“People who use religion and scripture to shield bigotry now use it toward gays as they did in the past toward women and African Americans” the actor replied when asked what he thinks about the prejudice that the LGBT community face.
Don Lemon came out as gay through his memoir, Transparent. Don Lemon was already 47 years old at the time. The actor had come out as gay among his friends and family decades before he admitted to his sexuality in public.
“I didn’t do it sooner because I was afraid of losing my livelihood. I was afraid that you would no longer watch me”, was his reply when asked why it took so long for him to come out publicly. The fear of society had held back Lemon for a long time. But he is now actively engaged in the betterment of LGTB community.
“I won’t have a wife or a girlfriend, or a married life in the traditional sense. But if the right person comes along, I’d definitely like to have someone to come home to”, the journalist said to our sources. He also made it clear that he doesn’t have a boyfriend at the moment.
Don Lemon is a very influential journalist. He has thousands of fans both online and offline. His Instagram alone has about 24k followers. His Twitter is also very popular. Don, coming out as gay and speaking for equality regardless of someone’s sexuality, is going to make a big difference in the LGBT community.
The journalist had a very bad childhood. He was born and raised in poor neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In his Memoir, he claims that he was sexually abused as a kid by his own relative.
But all that seems to be a thing of the past now. He has a very successful career as a TV Journalist. His salary alone is $128k dollars per episode. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million dollars.
Lemon had a relatively difficult start to his career as a journalist. During his graduation from Brooklyn College in New York, he worked as news anchor for WNYW in New York. After that, he worked as a news anchor in Birmingham. He has also worked for NBC news and MSNBC in earlier part of his career. He joined CNN in year 2006. He has been a prominent feature in CNN’s news team for about 10 years now.