Skip Nav
Advice
The Best Type of Weed to Smoke For Your Zodiac Sign
Relationships
What Really Happens During "Young Swingers Week" at a Clothing-Optional Resort
Relationships
Life, Men, and Love: 26 Pieces of Advice From My Dad That All Women Should Hear

Anderson Cooper Gay

Anderson Cooper Comes Out as Gay


It wasn't a surprise to his friends, family, or colleagues, but today Anderson Cooper confirmed that he is gay. In Andrew Sullivan's column on The Daily Beast, Anderson said:

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.

Anderson said incidences of bullying of young people, discrimination, and violence against people based on their sexual orientation, made him believe there was value in coming out to the public at large. He joins a list of celebrities who have come out as gay.

Image Source: Getty
Openly Gay Olympian Eric Radford Wins Gold Medal 2018
Gus Kenworthy Broken Thumb at 2018 Winter Olympics
Anderson Cooper Apology to Trump Supporter Jeffrey Lord
Anderson Cooper Opens Up About His Friendship With Kathy Griffin
Adam Rippon's Tweet to His Haters During 2018 Olympics
Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon at the Olympics 2018
Anderson Cooper's Eye Roll at Kellyanne Conway
Is There an Lesbian Character in Black Panther?
Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Healthcare Comment
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Take Their Bromance to Bora Bora
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds