Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay

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CNN's Anderson Cooper recently admitted for the first time, in the context of an email exchange with The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, that he is gay.

Sullivan, who is also gay, asked Cooper for comment on an EW story about gay people in public life coming out differently than in years past.

As the visibility of gay people - high-profile or not - is at the core of individuals, the deceasing newsworthiness of such revelations is encouraging.

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Asked for his take on the subject, Cooper told Sullivan - and gave him the go-ahead to print - what he's never matter-of-factly said before:

"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

On why he hasn't made it an issue before now, he says:

"Although my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons."

"I think most people want some privacy for themselves and people they are close to."

"But I've also wanted to retain privacy for professional reasons. Since I started as a reporter 20 years ago, I've often found myself in some very dangerous places."

"For my safety and the safety of those I work with, I try to blend in as much as possible, and prefer to stick to my job of telling other people’s stories, and not my own."

"I have found that sometimes the less an interview subject knows about me, the better I can safely and effectively do my job as a journalist."

"I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly."

"As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter. I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire career, even when I’ve been directly 'the gay question,' which happens occasionally."

"I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn't set out to write about other aspects of my life."

"Recently, however, I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle."

"It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid."

"This is distressing because it is simply not true."

Follow the link to read Cooper's full email to Sullivan.

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Seeing how this whole thing started over Anderson Cooper coming out of the closet and saying he's gay, why don't we just leave it like this? Anderson is a gay homosexual and I am a gay heterosexual. This way we know that he is a homosexual, not just gay. I don't know why he couldn't have just said he was a homosexual. If there's nothing wrong with homosexuality, according to some lefties and the homosexuals, then what could be wrong with saying you're one? Unless you're substituting the word "gay" to take a little of the edge and dirt off the word "homosexual".

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OMG, we know they have consented and that's what makes it so sick and bizarre. Can you not get that? One man consenting to allow an other man, who has consented as well to enter his arse with his penis is one of the sickest and filthiest acts they can perform. Yuk!! Dirtbags, both of them. Criminal.

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One is consensual and one isn't?

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Let me put this to y'all in a way that won't totally F--- up your minds. 1. A pedophile molests a young boy. You have one person that has a serious problem with his brain. You either charge and jail the a--hole or put somewhere where he can get some help. 2. Two homosexuals consent with feelings from within to ass punch each other on the kiss in weekend. In this case you have two people with their brains screwed in one way or another. You either charge and jail the pair for their sick criminal disgusting actions or find help for them. There's only one person here that is innocent and that is the young boy who will probably need help as well.
I can't make this little scenario any clearer.

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you shtf up kiss in. Hope your old sphincter has a great weekend. don't forget your tampax.

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Enjoy the gays uniting for the kiss in. STFU and stop talking to yourself dude. Get a life or a clue.

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Sorry for the typos. Hoorah for Chick Fil A and the great people who stood for them,,, there's hope yet.

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Hey, hoorah or Chik Fil Ah

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Was the foreskin thing predictable? Well, if it wasn't you could always count on the homosexuals to come up with something disgusting. I now believe that the lesbians will have to show the vagina in years to come to keep up with the homosexuals. Of course, the homosexuals could always go to the rectum and show us how the penis enters and all that. Stay tuned folks,, you ain't seen nothing yet!!!!

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NEWS ALERT!! NEWS ALERT!!! BREAKING NEWS.
A friend of mine just emailed me to tell me to google vancouver sun foreskin. Apparently in Vancouver Canada the big homosexual parade is on this weekend and the highlight will be an exhibit of the foreskin. You'll be able to get a closeup look at foreskins and the homosexuals will be parading their foreskins for all to see. The head (no pun intended) of the foreskin exhibit is apparently the filthiest homosexual in the city and he feels that it is necessary for people to see all the foreskins. That's what we need huh? I know that homosexuals used to be called psychopaths but I now have some new words for them.