Anderson Cooper who has long been suspected of, and have not denied or admitted that he’s a homosexual has finally come out and said it.
“The fact is, I’m gay,” Cooper wrote in an email to Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan. “ Always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
…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.
I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. 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.
A lot of us wanted Anderson Cooper to come out a long time ago because having Anderson on our side is a big plus. He’s kept his life private and does not discuss his sexuality with anyone and although it is obvious to most (if not all) of us, we let him be. Like we’ve said before – each person has a personal reason when coming out and they also have their own clock that determines when that time will be.
Today, Anderson Cooper’s time has come. Thank you and we still and will always love you.