CNN Reporter Richard Quest is for the first time opening up about his sexuality.
The Journalist says that he is gay and will continue to advocate for legalization of same-sex unions in countries like Kenya.
“I am obviously going to be advancing an agenda that says there should be at least the decriminalization of same sexual activity. It is straight forward, I am not gonna mess around with that one. That is obviously my belief,” he says.
Quest says he lives in London and New York because the two cities recognize the rights of gay people.
“They are both cities that people in this country can admire, would aspire to be in and would look forward to visiting. There is a reason why I live in those cities."
He adds: “There is a reason why those cities attract the talent and wherever because we can live our lives as we wish. We can love who we wish.”
"In New York and London, there is nobody telling us that is wrong… that is not correct; that is against the law.”
He however states that those opposed to his sexual orientation have a right to do so and he respects that.
“I do not for a moment, doubt the sincerity of those people who are against me on this issue. And I can respect their point of view, I merely say that in this day and age, if you want to succeed, if you want Kenya to be a thriving, vibrant modern economy, you are going to look at this in a different way and ask yourself what is it about these very successful places that we need to at least try to attract,” he says.
“That is the way you do it. You let people live their lives, love who they want, and the way they wish.”