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Coming Out Wasn't Always So Easy For Gays Working In News Media

Chuck Gomez | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

As recently as 1989, tolerance for gays and gay jounalists was hardly prevalent. I would cringe at the gay jokes in the newsroom. A few years earlier I overheard a colleague tell a cameraman, "You better watch when you interview those gays. You don't want to catch AIDS, you know."

Unlike Anderson Cooper, Many Out LGBT Journalists Paid The Price, Paved The Way

Andrew Miller | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

It is not Cooper who will clear the career paths for a new crop of out gay men and women; it is those journalists who paved the way for Anderson Cooper's career, which has been largely free of the burden of anti-gay discrimination. They are the original risk takers and role models.