Shepard Smith to Attend Gay & Lesbian Benefit

Fox News Anchor Shep Smith is going to do something that he never has. 

For the first time ever he is attending the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s “Headlines and Headliners” benefit.

So, many are wondering if Shep is finally going to come out?

Don't bet on it. 

Jim Romenesko asked Fox News and NLGJA if Smith – outed by Gawker last October – plans to announce anything at next Thursday’s event.

“Not to my knowledge,” NLGJA membership coordinator Matthew Rose told me. “Our special guest list is filled with allies,” straight and gay. (Another NLGJA member noted that Anderson Cooper attended the “Headlines and Headliners” bash during his closeted years.)

Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti tells me: “Fox News is an annual sponsor of the NLGJA event and Shepard Smith is attending the benefit along with numerous other Fox News Channel & Fox Business on-air talent and staff.”

The event is being hosted by ABC News Anchor Amy Robach