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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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286.

NoMoreKoolAid    

Is Anderson's sexual preference (like no one knew) what passes for news now? Really? What a stupid piece of whatnot is this. Un-news.

748 days ago
287.

catalinda8    

Glad you came out, Anderson. It's kind of too bad it took so long, but that's understandable, considering the climate, especially recently. You have plenty of fans and supporters, so good for you,and I hope everything goes well for you.

746 days ago
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TonyCassano    

honestly, WHO FING CARES? who cares if u like p**is or not? who cares???? stop with the publicity stunt, because whatever u like to do behind closed doors, should stay there...give us the fing news....your a reporter, not a movie actor....****

746 days ago
289.

warzone    

Was there ever any doubt?
A hack is a hack- he'd have to have some advantage to stay on the air- Being a confection-shipping Vanderbilt would do it.

745 days ago
290.

alan    

wow, shocking. The guy lives in nyc with his lover and they walk around all the time. No big deal

745 days ago
291.

GAL    

who cares. doesn't private mean anything anymore.

745 days ago
292.

jenfitz    

About time !

344 days ago
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