Quickie- Anderson Cooper: "The Fact Is, I'm Gay."


I am so thrilled that it's like this, just meh, "I've got blue eyes." Andrew has the whole thing (must read), but I like this alot.

Recently, however, 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.

  • bpollen

    I really didn't care what his orientation was.  And I think that the only people who SHOULD give a shit are those who are attracted to him.  Jean would be outta luck, but Gene might think he has a chance.  It shouldn't be pertinent to anybody else.

  • KansasDem

    If I could have one "bucket-list" wish granted it would be that no one in our society ever had to "come-out" again ........... ever.

    It just doesn't fucking matter!

  • HarborGuy


    Huh? What?

    I guess it would have been a shocker if he had said that he was straight.