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.

Anderson Cooper Gay

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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This country was not built by homosexuals, nor the yahoos that promote them. It took men and women with backbone, strength and pride (not gay pride) to build and lead the country to number one in the world. Now you little weakminded liberals come along and take the breath out of it with this nonsense. And there's more nonsense today and more to come, not just homosexuality. So sit back and enjoy it and watch the country hit the skids and then we'll find out whose wrong and stupid. Take a look back over the past 20 years and then look back another 20 years. Yip,it is the liberal, spineless boneheads with no balls at all who are bringing it down. Sit down and think instead of shooting your stupid little mouths off on a site like this.

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You COULD choose to shut up and actually think this through for a second? But did you? No. Of course not. You cannot differentiate between robbing a bank and being homosexual. Wow. You've just summed up how petty your little dysfunctional brain is. Being homosexual is a personal decision that isn't harming or discomforting anyone. If you're uncomfortable with it then don't look. It is not disadvantaging your life in any way

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Open your eyes, once again you are correct. I COULD choose to have anal sex with my wife. I COULD choose to rob a bank or commit murder. I could also choose to be a homosexual by this time tomorrow. It doesn't I will do those things. I have sufficient intelligence and hormone efficiency to NOT do those things. My guess is that you don't. I find it disgusting that people like yourself are willing to pull the heart and soul out of this country by backing such a disgraceful lifestyle. If homosexuality is so damn OK with all of you, what's next that's OK? The country is losing ground and it's backbone because of crap like this and the liberals who keep pushing it. Grow a pair,,, lmao. I have a pair and always have. You are the one who needs to grow a pair you scared little twit.

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Sphincter muscle time. Ladies, get down to Walmart and stock up on tampax. The fire department was callled to a homosexual (sorry, GAY) bar in a nearby city a year ago. One of the firefighters told me that after they got the fire out they saw all of these shit and blood stained tampax pads throughout the place on the floor, in the trash etc. There are a lot of boyoos walking around with those things stuck up there. Hence the reason their butt cheeks are always tightened up and their voices are an octave higher than normal. The old sphincter has seen too many penises or the same one too often. Are you people seeing the picture or are your eyes and brains still shut off? Or, is it your lack of intelligence? BTW 67, it's not the skort wearing individuals that have all of my contempt. They have a mental problem. It's the airheads like you that has the bulk of my comtempt with your stupid comments.

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Bowser u could have anal sex with ur wife. It is not just linked to homosexuality. Grow a pair and stop being so ignorant, rude and afraid. The world deserves better than that and so do the people on this site. If you really want to argue about something where you have no solid argument, go write a book and dream about charming people with your crap.

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Reading this drivel......(psssst) Bowser get a blog. I'm sure you can get many allies to fight the homosexual war. These deviant "skort" wearing individuals that have your undying contempt. You had to look at two MALES feeding each other. So. Very. Sick. Broken record rectum one way blah blah. But wait.....as a sidenote you disagree with girl on girl action. Really? You're obsessed with males honey and flamers at that.
Liberal? Hell no. I will bare arms period! How do you allow all that hate to fit in a box? Move with Billy goat and get ready to be judged you pompous self involved ass. @Matty......you having fun with impy hag? Hahaha, that's what happens when linked. Tried to tell you both!

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Buffoonish, that's the word I'm looking for that matches the liberal minds that have brought homosexuality to where it is today. No common sense, seeing through the fog and into homosexuality and the dirt of it. Just anotheer bandwagon to get on to.You people ought to be ashamed to come on here with your lame statements to try and justify anything that is so blatenly unnatural and absolutely disgusting. Instead of trying to get these people the help they need you come on here and side with it. You're easy prey and the homosexuals are using you to move the whole thing forward for themselves. Parades, public displays etc. If it were such a nice thing you'd never need any of the big shit show. I hope you have something better to do because you're defimitely not helping the world with this crap.

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Bowser, you have your freedom of speech and thought. I think both open your eyes and I have made our opinion of what you have to say very clear. Take or leave it; it's not my concern, we have better things to do anyway.

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A stupid liberal generation put it in the closet and let the homosexuals out. Got it??

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Or if u feel the same depth as them? Feelings are different. And u can't prove otherwise. Until you can, do not compare that to homosexuality.

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