[Gossip] Anderson Cooper Proud to Be Gay
Posted by George H. Sirois on 07.02.2012
He believes there is value in making clear where he stands…
In a letter sent to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast, Anderson Cooper revealed that he is gay and proud.
The letter sent to Sullivan, who was doing a story about the social impact of famous people coming out as gay, includes the following:
"There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand. 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."
"I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I'm not an activist, but I am a human being and I don't give that up by being a journalist."