Anderson Cooper is a sexy beast. He also has two last names, which is a bit unusual. Either way, the silver fox is known for making gray...

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

25 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.
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Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.


Neil Patrick Harris

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he's married to a man in real life.


Jim Parsons

3. Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


Anderson Cooper

4. Anderson Cooper

It's the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


Zachary Quinto

5. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


Adam Lambert

6. Adam Lambert

There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert's sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


T.R. Knight

7. T.R. Knight

He'll always be George O'Malley to Grey's Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


Rosie O'Donnell

8. Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


Sean Hayes

9. Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He'll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


Ellen DeGeneres

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


Lance Bass

11. Lance Bass

Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


Portia de Rossi

12. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She's never been shy about her sexuality.


Robin Roberts

13. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don't get more respected than this GMA anchor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


Jane Lynch

15. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


Chris Colfer

16. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He's gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

17. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she's partial to women off screen.


Clay Aiken

18. Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He's running for Congress in North Carolina.


Wanda Sykes

19. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she's gay.


Ricky Martin

20. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He's living La Vida Loca.


Melissa Etheridge

21. Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


Elton John

22. Elton John

It's shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


Michael Sam

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


Chely Wright

24. Chely Wright

Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


Kristian Nairn

25. Kristian Nairn

Who doesn't adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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Anderson Cooper tweeted a topless photo of his friend and New Year's Eve co-host Kathy Griffin, joking that it may be what she wears this evening.

The CNN personality joked that the comedienne "just sent me this photo of her outfit for New Year's Eve. She's kidding, right? Please tell me she is."

We can't speak to that ... but this is what you get when you send Anderson Cooper selfies with no top on. Instant Internet infamy. Mental note made.

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  • Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin

If she's gonna get naked tonight on CNN, where she's hosted New Year's Eve live with Cooper since 2007, Griffin will be braving harsh conditions.

She's been Tweeting about the inevitably cold weather she'll be facing in Times Square from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET: "Let the nipple freezing begin!"

The unfiltered Griffin has proven to be the perfect comedic foil for the straight-laced Cooper, who is actually a terrific journalist in the proper setting.

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Alec Baldwin admitted to using an anti-gay slur - but not the one he's been accused of saying - and only after GLAAD told him "c--ksucker" counts.

Or so he claims. The outspoken star then allegedly called one paparazzo a "c--ksucking f-g" outside his NYC apartment building Thursday afternoon.

Baldwin denied using the f-bomb on Twitter, dubiously insisting he said "fathead" instead ... then later coming clean, but only about the word before it.

"Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c'sucker is an anti-gay epithet," he tweeted. "In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary."

This is the second time that Alec Baldwin has come under fire for using an anti-gay slur, and like the last time, CNN's Anderson Cooper is incredulous.

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Alec Baldwin is done with Twitter. And it also sounds like he's done with talking to Anderson Cooper.

In June, the former 30 Rock star blasted Daily Mail reporter George Stark for writing that Baldwin's wife was texting during the funeral for James Gandolfini.

As part of his Twitter rant, Baldwin went off on Stark as a "queen" and said the reporter would enjoy the sensation of a foot up his rear end.

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After the actor made an apology, the issue seemed to go away quickly, which stunned and upset Cooper, one of the most prominent gay men in Hollywood.

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Alec Baldwin going off on a reporter is not unusual.

It's become more of a norm for this actor than hosting Saturday Night Live.

But Baldwin took his rage to a disturbing extreme last week when he blasted Daily Mail reporter George Stark for allegations the writer made about Baldwin's wife.

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  • Alec Baldwin at the SAG Awards

The Emmy winner has since apologized for the homophobic nature of his remarks, but Anderson Cooper has still raised an interesting question regarding Baldwin, an outspoken liberal.

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How would you like to wake up to the bluest eyes on television?

With Matt Lauer receiving more criticism than ever this week for the firing of Ann Curry - a New York article states their personal feud led to Curry's ousting - Deadline reports that Anderson Cooper was recently approached to replace Lauer as lead anchor of Today.

Anderson Cooper, Blue Eyes

HOWEVER, Cooper balked when he learned Lauer was never contacted about his meeting with the network.

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He may not have come out of the closet until last summer, but Anderson Cooper tells The Huffington Post in a new interview that he's never questioned his sexuality, not even when "I was a little kid."

"I can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of it, even before I knew what it was or the name of it," Cooper says.

Anderson Cooper Up Close

Moreover, the CNN host - who faced oral sex simulation from Kathy Griffin on New Year's Eve - think "being gay is a blessing" and he "couldn't be more proud" of his preference.

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What's more awkward than Kathy Griffin in a bra on live television?

Kathy Griffin simulating oral sex on Anderson Cooper during the duo's New Year's Eve coverage?

But that's exactly what CNN viewers were stuck watching Monday night, as the comedian attempted to make things as awkward as possible for her co-host throughout that network's broadcast.

"You’re scaring me,” Cooper said shortly after midnight, as Griffin kept referring to his "Christmas present." "This is getting to be the night bad things happen.”

Yes, a man who has covered tragedies in Rwanda, Lebanon and around the world was frightened by Kathy Griffin. And for good reason. Watch the vide now:

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The Silver Fox strikes again!

During an interview with Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd from This is 40, Anderson Cooper got into a conversation with Rudd about the actor's affection for pickles.

After a bit of juice was squirted, the host jumped in with a joke made all the more funny by Anderson's gay admission in July.

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Anderson Cooper just went blind, but lived to tell about it.

The CNN news fixture went on assignment last week for 60 Minutes in Portugal, and relayed his (temporary) experience with blindness Tuesday on his daytime show.

Anderson Cooper Blind

"I am in this beautiful coastal area shooting this story for 60 Minutes involving the water ... I don't want to go into details [on] what the story was," Cooper said.

"But I am on the water for two hours shooting this story and it's an overcast day. I wake up in the middle of the night, and it feels like my eyes are on fire."

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