Gay CNN Anchor Gives Viewers Tour of Gay Bar, Gets Live Shot of Gay 'Kiss-Out'

Openly-gay CNN anchor Don Lemon treated his viewers to live coverage of a gay "kiss-out" and gave them a tour of "iconic" gay bar Stonewall Inn in New York City, on Wednesday.

"If you haven't been to a gay bar, you're about to go to one," Lemon told CNN's audience, during coverage of the reactions to Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings. "I'm standing in front of the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement." He gestured toward two men making out in front of the bar, noting "Right now, they're holding a kiss-out in front."

Then the camera followed Lemon inside the bar. "This is a first for me, a live shot from a gay bar," he excitedly said. He interviewed jubilant bar patrons and got their reactions to the Court rulings.

"And Wolf, this is happening, as I said, probably in lots of bars around the country. But here, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, it is extra special because this is where it all started," Lemon wrapped up his live report.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014