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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:30 AM

CNN's Don Lemon opens up about being gay and black

Don Lemon has opened up about how difficult it is to be black and openly gay in the US.

Speaking on Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk on Monday (February 11), the openly gay CNN news anchor explained: “First of all, we were slaves. We were beaten and branded.

“So as black, gay men, we carry the racism part and we carry the gay part.”

Lemon, who came out publicly in 2011, explained to hosts—Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne, “We’re already a class of people who have been discriminated against, so why do I want to have another mark against me?”

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