Those of you who watch the news, especially CNN, know of Shepard Smith – the news anchor since 1996! Well, Mr. Smith recently came out (in April) in his speech – and it was a last minute decision, just like ground-breaking news!
“It wasn’t until seven, or eight, or nine years ago, I started living my truth,” Smith stated. “I grew up in Holly Springs (Miss.). I went to the First Methodist Church. I went to Ole Miss. I was also trying to avoid what having a normal social life is. I didn’t need to go home and find my girlfriend or boyfriend.”
Speaking about his internal turmoils, he stated: “A. You’re going to hell for it, B. You’ll never have any friends again. C. What are you going to tell your family? And by the way, you’re on television on the craziest conservative network on Earth. That will probably put you in front of a brick wall. Of course none of that was true, but that’s how it felt.”
He continued, “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.”