Omar Sharif Jr. speaks to CNN about Robin Roberts coming out

GLAAD's National Spokesperson, Omar Sharif Jr. was on CNN this evening. He was a part of a panel with L.Z. Granderson and Stephanie Miller to talk to Don Lemonabout Robin Roberts' coming out. In it, Omar reminded Don Lemon the importance of Roberts' coming out as a woman of color, and that others don't enjoy the same workplace protections that she has.

Following the conversation, Dom Lemon had personal commentary on the importance of coming out.

The conversation and commentary occurred while Lemon was filling in for Erin Burnett Out Front on CNN

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