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My interview with HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell

I’ve always been impressed with Jane Velez-Mitchell whenever I see her on television but it was even more impressive chatting with her in person.

She is so smart, so articulate and now comfortable in her own skin.

Jane may not be as famous as Anderson Cooper, but she gets about as much airtime each night as the host of her own show on CNN’s sister network, HLN.

Jane also beat Anderson out of the closet by about five years when in 2007 during a live radio show, she told listeners that she was in a relationship with a woman.

‘We are part of the culture, we are part of the fabric of America and we should celebrate that,’ she tells me. ‘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.’

To read my entire interview with Jane which focuses on her views on President Obama and gay marriage, go over to Gay Star News.


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