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Aussie TV anchor comes out

By |2018-01-16T11:16:49-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News

Veteran Melbourne, Australia, TV anchorman Peter Hitchener, 62, came out April 6 in an interview with the Sunday Herald Sun.
“Given that we are on private issues of private life, I am choosing to share with you today that part of my life that I have not spoken about before: that I am gay,” Hitchener said.
“That is part of who I am and with that disclosure, or acknowledgment, I just also need to say I am still the person I was yesterday. I am still the same person and I remain committed to my job and my family and my service and so on.
“I have never been asked about it before,” Hitchener said. “There is never a right time, or an easy time, to talk about these personal issues, but this is the right time to say it and to move on.”
Hitchener’s boss, National Nine News news director Michael Venus, said the network fully supports Hitchener’s move.
“I am acutely aware of how difficult a decision this has been for Peter,” Venus said. “Indeed I know he has agonized over it for a very long time. But it is a decision which has our full support and in no way diminishes his standing as one of Australia’s pre-eminent broadcasters.”

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