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Anderson Cooper

'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

7/2/2012 8:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Anderson Cooper ... The fact is, I am gay.
Anderson Cooper has revealed ... he's gay and he's proud.

Cooper made the announcement in a letter to Andrew Sullivan, who was doing a story for TheDailyBeast.com about the social impact of famous people who come out as gay.

Sullivan reached out to Cooper for his thoughts, to which Anderson replied with a letter.

"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," Cooper wrote.

"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."

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196.

Carla628    

PPL are being fooled and becoming part of a lifestyle that is not of GOD.

807 days ago
197.

phewghull    

this admission should make it more comfortable for him to come out of the closet as being a total moron as well.

807 days ago
198.

buzz kill    

I figure he needed to state the obvious so next week when when we find out he has AIDS we won't be surprised.

807 days ago
199.

Lee    

Go Anderson!! I love that guy. He'll always be my silver fox.

807 days ago
200.

sean    

Good for him!

807 days ago
201.

diamondsaredumb    

I just love Anderson, he's one of the most articulate young journalists in the media today. I've always had a crush on him, but it's not like I ever stood a chance even if he was heterosexual so I am just glad that he is happy.

807 days ago
202.

rocky    

surely as shocking as the latest tomkat news. i think this had everything to do with don lemon's lead. credit to don. next.....

807 days ago
203.

spokenword    

Good for Anderson Cooper. You shouldn't be afraid to be yourself. FTW.

807 days ago
204.

Rachel    

The fact is, we don't give a rat's arse.

807 days ago
205.

Sally    

Team Cooper - we think you are an excellent host.

807 days ago
206.

Thomas Jefferson    

Everybody gets bullied, picked on etc... sometime in their life from all kinds of reasons and it's not just gays.

807 days ago
207.

catie    

Good for him!!

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/07/cnn-s-anderson-cooper-announces-he-gay

807 days ago
208.

sarah    

I guess Anderson want to see the movie Magic Mike so bad thtbhe had to fess up. No guys want to see some guys shake his wanger, unless your gay.

807 days ago
209.

MikeP    

"Whaaaaaaat?" Good for him, He is awesome, amazing person, gay straight, or whatever.

807 days ago
210.

palermo    

Glad he came out when HE was ready, not when somebody else thought he should be.

807 days ago
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