NEW YORK - CNN anchor Don Lemon has come out as a gay man in his new book, a disclosure he knows comes at a risk.
While Lemon's memoir, titled "Transparent," also covers his journalism career, he's prepared for much of the reaction to focus on more personal matters, which include growing up without a father and his revelation that he was sexually abused as a child.
In his book, the 45-year-old Lemon writes of having lived with "dark, ugly secrets" that took him years to bring into the light.
Being black made being gay feel even worse, he said in an interview Monday, "because of how the black community perceives a gay person. An African-American male is taught that he has to be masculine.
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