Jane Velez-Mitchell’s show canceled by HLN
I had a good gab with Jane Velez-Mitchell a few years back at an event and thought she was mighty cool.
So I’m sad to hear that her nightly show on HLN has been canceled and her entire staff let go.
HLN and CNN are having massive layoffs (about 1,500 expected) over the next few weeks.
Jane is one of the most high-profile gay persons in TV each night and I hope she will be able to land on the air somewhere else soon.
During our chat in 2012, she told me
she has not had a single regret since going public about her sexuality.
‘We are part of the culture, we are part of the fabric of America and we should celebrate that,’ she said. ‘People think your sexual orientation is about sex. Even if it is a little bit about that, it’s also about identity. I really feel proud to be comfortable in my own skin and to hopefully create and be part of chain reaction. I was inspired by other people and I might inspire someone else.’