This might or might not be a newsworthy post, depending on how you look at it. Anderson Cooper has finally officially confirmed that he is in fact gay, but isn’t that a fact that we’ve already known? We’ve seen him photographed with his partners plenty of times in the past and since it was already common knowledge in the entertainment world I guess you can call this his officially “coming out,” if that term has any significance anymore.
According to Celebitchy, the CNN talk show host “came out” in a wonderful open letter-type thing to The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan writes a simple preface to Anderson’s letter, pointing out that it’s become the new “thing” for gay public figures and celebrities to come out in very low-key ways, with little fanfare or public reaction. Sullivan says he asked for Anderson’s feedback and Anderson sent an email response, and gave Sullivan permission to publish it. Here’s a tidbit of what he says:
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.
Anderson, we still love you regardless of the official declerations you make.
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Anderson Cooper Confirms Something We’ve Already Known