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The RidicuList: Happy Birthday, Anderson Cooper

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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From Tuesday night's AC360 on CNN: "How is this for a birthday surprise? Anderson thought he was reading tonight's RidicuList on a bear sleeping in a hammock, but that's when some of the biggest names in news delivered unforgettable birthday messages."

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Don Lemon has opinions, and CNN is rewarding him with more airtime

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- CNN's Don Lemon, the 48-year-old openly gay news anchor, has attracted attention by adding his opinion to stories he's telling. His bosses are rewarding him with more airtime, and his visibility has increased this spring through coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane and other stories.

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LGBT History Month profile: Journalist Anderson Cooper

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Anderson Cooper is an award-winning news anchor, author and talk show host. Born in New York City to a prominent family, Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress and entrepreneur Gloria Vanderbilt.

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CNN has no excuse for continuing to call Chelsea Manning a man

| Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jake Tapper on CNN
Major news organizations have honored Chelsea Manning’s explicit request to be identified as a woman, but CNN continues to make excuses for misgendering Manning in its news coverage. CNN’s “policy” on identifying transgender people contradicts the guidelines set forth by GLAAD and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, which both state that transgender people should be referred to by their preferred name and gender identity, regardless of the presence of a legal name change or gender reassignment surgery...

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CNN guest jokes Chelsea Manning will get ‘good practice’ being a woman in prison

CARLOS MAZA | Equality Matters | Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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CNN host Fredricka Whitfield continued to incorrectly refer to Chelsea Manning as a male as one of her guests suggested that providing Manning with hormone therapy while in prison would be “beyond insanity” and suggested Manning could get “good practice” presenting as a female in prison:

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LGBT History Month profile: Broadcast journalist Don Lemon

| Monday, October 22, 2012
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Don Lemon is a prime time national news anchor. He received an Edward R. Murrow award, one of the most prestigious honors for broadcast journalists.

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Anderson Cooper: ‘The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be’

| Monday, July 2, 2012
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After years of speculation, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has come out -- "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

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CNN poll: Majority of Americans support legalizing same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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A majority of Americans say they support legal recognition of same-sex marriage amid growing evidence that the public's become more comfortable with gays and lesbians, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday.

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CNN anchor: ‘Incest, pedophilia are often not by choice… homosexuality is a lifestyle choice’

| Thursday, May 31, 2012
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CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday, claimed that, unlike pedophilia and incest, “homosexuality is a lifestyle choice by people. It is voluntary."

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Good journalism: CNN’s Baldwin puts Perkins’ anti-gay views in context

| Friday, May 25, 2012
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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday afternoon gave an almost textbook example of how to tell a complete story when dealing with an anti-gay activist. Joining Baldwin was Tony Perkins, there to speak about his afternoon press conference opposing President Obama’s support for marriage equality. Perkins is certainly one of the loudest anti-gay activists in the country, and his voice was absolutely relevant to today’s discussion, surrounding his press conference. But he always needs to be put into context, since in front of mainstream audiences he plays a completely different character than the one he plays in front of supporters.

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