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Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay”

Photo of Anderson Cooper in a black suit and gray tie and his signature gray hair
“Recently… 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.
…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.”
CNN journalist Anderson Cooper in a statement published today by blogger Andrew Sullivan.

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