Anderson Cooper: ‘Why I Came Out’


Monday, September 10, 2012

ANDERSON Cooper has revealed why he finally decided to confirm to the world that he’s gay.

Back in July, the CNN journalist and daytime talk show host — whose mom is Gloria Vanderbiltcame out of the closet publicly when he gave The Daily Beast permission to reprint an email to political blogger Andrew Sullivan.

“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,” Cooper wrote to Sullivan, a longtime friend.

During the second season premiere of Anderson September 10, the 45-year-old host explained why he shared the news.

“Now I’m blushing and I’m getting nervous,” Cooper giggled when guest co-host Kristin Chenoweth, 44, asked him about his summer.

“I came out in high school. I told my friends, I told my family. I’ve always been out to my co-workers and stuff. It’s just not something I talked about publicly, because as a reporter, I didn’t think it was appropriate. It didn’t seem like part of my job.

“It just got to the point where — I’ve been torn for a long time between a desire as a reporter to just do my job and be known as a reporter — and at the same time I do think visibility is important. I do think that the tide of history only moves forward when everyone is fully visible.

“I didn’t want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or not comfortable with. That was the main thing for me.

“I appreciate all the support I got and all the encouragement. I am the same person I always was, I do the job just the same way.”


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  • jilly

    Because he thought that he was in a serious relationship and wanted to get married but the guy turned out to be a cheating douche. Sorry Anderson, it’s his loss and not yours.

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