Anderson Cooper: “I’m Gay”

Monday, July 2, 2012


Anderson Cooper seen with his boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani

C’est la vie!

Anderson Cooper admits in an internet post what we already knew: “I’m gay.” Good for him. The closet is a terribly destructive place to live.

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14 Responses to Anderson Cooper: “I’m Gay”

  1. DMason says:

    Well it is about time. Wonder why it took him until now?

  2. Pechanga says:

    Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on New Year’s Eve?

    The gayest show on TV! Finally, I can watch and not feel uncomfortable because I could sense Kathy had to pull back and help him Anderson maintain the charade.

  3. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    In a perfect world, when someone says they are gay, it isn’t news.

    I want to live in a world where we’ve moved past it. I hope we have. None the less, congrats to Anderson for his announcement.

    This is very powerful for young gay people.

  4. Tiny Dancer says:

    When Thomas Roberts came out, CNN fired him. I hope the same fate doesn’t await Anderson Cooper. CNN, for all of its alleged liberal bias, only has one other openly gay anchor, Don Lemon, and they won’t fire him for fear of being called racist.

  5. Harry says:

    Tiny Dancer has a good point. CNN is not gay-friendly.

  6. panasit says:

    The closet breeds self-hate. Cooper is free now.

  7. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Kudos to Cooper. But CNN’s ratings still suck.

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  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    I always knew Cooper is gay. What annoyed me was the sneaky way he avoided and dodged the subject of his personal life when anyone dared ask. It was if he felt embarrassed by his sexual orientation? Or maybe he had to clear it with CNN first before making the announcement? My guess is the day after tomorrow, no one will be talking about it.

  10. feminazi says:

    Anderson Cooper did the right thing by coming out. Pretending he was something he’s not sent the wrong message. Now all the talk, rumor and speculation will end and he (and we) can move on.

  11. Brigadoon says:

    Yawn. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. It took the conservative news anchor a decade to tell the world what we already knew isn’t the basis for celebration — it’s an embarrassment. Cooper is like those old queens who marry, have kids, get divorced and come out at 60. He should have been honest with the world a decade ago.

  12. The Real Adam says:

    Anderson Cooper made it a big, gay day by coming out via email to The Daily Beast?

    He’s a coward. Why didn’t he make the announcement on CNN or his silly daytime show? Instead, used email to the tell the world what it already knew. He’s a pussy. Sorry. No props from me.

  13. HK says:

    Real Adam: If he did it on one of his shows he would be accused of just doing it as a stunt for ratings. He did it when his talk show is on summer break and he is away from 360 on assignment, which means ratings are not involved.

    Brigadoon: Everyone has their own coming out process and time table, and coming out is always a cause for celebration. He was already out to his friends, family and colleagues. A decade ago? A decade ago he was still a virtual nobody so coming out to the public would not have been heard by almost anyone, and the world and news industry were so different back then that he never would have risen to his position at any of the national news networks. He was upfront and honest about his sexualiy within the industry throughout his rise up the ladder, though, and not everyone is. Thomas Roberts, for instance, has admitted he bearded and lied to the people he worked with about his sexuality until he managed to rise up to the national level of news. There’s also still a lot of people in the industry who remain in the closet.

  14. ajihani says:

    Isn’t Jane Valez-Mitchell and out and proud lesbian?

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