I’m beginning to miss the days when actors would appear on the cover of a magazine with the words “I’m Gay!” printed across their bodies. Fingers crossed that John Travolta will come out that way. It’s been a well known, but not highly publicized, fact that Anderson Cooper is gay. Today he has officially publicly come out to the masses.
The CNN wrote a letter to his friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast in which he said: “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.
“As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.”
The silver fox wrote: “Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons. I think most people want some privacy for themselves and the people they are close to.”
He continued: “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.”
To read Andy’s entire letter, visit the Daily Beast.
Now Anderson can feel truly liberated. I don’t think he knows how many people will respond with so much positivity and support, good for him!