Tags: anderson | cooper | cnn | gay | sullivan

CNN's Anderson Cooper Confirms He's Gay

Monday, 02 Jul 2012 12:18 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
After years of speculation regarding Anderson Cooper’s sexual orientation, he has finally confirmed his homosexuality in a letter to blogger Andrew Sullivan.

The letter was published with permission from Cooper on Sullivan’s blog, "The Dish," at The Daily Beast. Sullivan is a gay conservative and a prominent political analyst.

Cooper explained his decision to publicly confirm the otherwise commonly held assumption stating, “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.”

The CNN personality attributed his public coming out to taking a stand against bullying, discrimination and violence due to sexual orientation. Still, some speculated that this decision is an attempt to raise lagging ratings of his television show, "Anderson Cooper 360."

But Cooper was adamant in his letter that now simply seemed the best time to come out.

“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," Cooper wrote.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

NYC Council Speaker: City Should House Unaccompanied Minors

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 14:18 PM

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the city should follow the lead of other cities and offer to sh . . .

House GOP Slashes Obama Border Request, to OK Just $1B

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 13:31 PM

House Republicans plan to vote next week on a bill providing less than $1 billion of the $3.7 billion President Barack O . . .

Google to Collect Data on the Human Body

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:59 AM

Computer search engine giant Google is the latest high-tech company to launch inroads into the health field with a new m . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved