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Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Anderson Cooper has officially come out as gay.

The 45-year-old CNN host wrote a piece for his pal Andrew Sullivan‘s column for The Daily Beast.

“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,” Anderson wrote.

“I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues,” Anderson added. “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.”

Head on over to The Daily Beast to read the full piece!

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  • nonya

    it’s about freakin’ time!!

  • .??

    What is up with these men coming out as gay? Are there any straight men left in Hollywood?! This is the end of the world!

  • the truth

    LOL. Another one comes out. Someone ought to lock that closest up. ;) Kidding, what ever rocks his boat out I guess.

  • wereqryan

    Nothing new here. Nonetheless, congrats to Cooper.

  • Marianne

    And no one is shocked.

  • AJ

    Wasn’t he already out? I barely know him and EVERYONE knew he’s gay. Ah well congrats to him. I guess it has been a while.

  • Lola

    I like Anderson, but this is hardly a surprise.

  • sltooo

    finally my little silver fox!

  • Ryan

    major score for the gays.

  • mlllllllllllle

    No Way ! lol

  • blah

    we all knw it, well his partner is one lucky guy, cuz he is gorgeous

  • Ha!

    No sh*t? Still love you Anderson. :)

  • Mimi

    Once a week somebody has to “come out”, and it must have been Anderson’s turn. Congrats!

  • yes

    Not a shocker, good for him for making it official.

  • Bella

    No way I had no idea

  • Paul

    Did he really need to admit this?

  • Gorge

    His boyfriend is a hunk!

  • somali girl

    Faggot get back in the closet. Homosexuals need to stay in that closet. We don’t need to know about your filthy lifestyle. Yuk

  • pauline

    No kidding

  • sarafina56

    Congrats Anderson…..and well said…

  • ozzie

    we already knew this didn’t we?

  • Rachel

    It used to be a joke when someone said, “All of the good guys are either married or gay.” Now, not such a joke…. haha. It’s about time these fabulous men and women stood up for who they are and are able to live their personal lives (not that it’s any of OUR business) out in the open. When Adam Lambert came out right after Idol, I was thrilled. Why should a man have to spend the most exciting years of his young life pretending? He shouldn’t!! Adam has faced so many obstacles in his career because of his honesty, but I don’t think he regrets it at all. How can you when you spend Saturday night on stage with Queen in front of 250,000 people in Kiev, Ukraine?
    Have a great life, Anderson, you’ve earned it..

  • Kirsten

    That’s great! I think everyone knew this but I never cared. Who you love is your choice and he is a great man either way.

  • parktil

    @somali girl: and the tard enters

  • Teri

    Kinda did
    sooo many people were bashing him for not being “officially out”
    I don’t understand why? its none of our business
    none the less if coming out makes him more comfortable than yay!

  • JJP

    Surprise…!!! Eerrr….

    No, seriously; well done on being honest.
    I look forward to the day when such a thing won’t even be an issue worth mentioning. I guess with every person coming out, we’re moving closer to that stage :)

  • Maggie

    Awesome news, Anderson. Best of luck to you and the lucky guy!

  • somali girl

    every fag that comes out should be hanged.

  • 718

    Worst keep secret ever!

  • Rocky

    Always knew. Congrats AC. You did it on YOUR terms. Yay!!

  • Susan

    No news here. Moving on.

  • chy

    @parktil: I know you’re only commenting to, what you consider to be, a negative comment, but when you call someone a “tard” you are also making a negative comment. Isn’t there anyway to defend a group of people without making fun of another.

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  • Meghan

    @somali girl where’s your humanity? You are a bigot and will be embarrassed 30 years from now when being gay and gay marriage is as acceptable as blacks using the same bathrooms as whites. People like you make me sick

  • Helen

    Seems everybody in Hollywood gay

  • deadpool

    Didn’t he already come out as gay?! Isn’t this like the third time he comes out?! Why was I under the impression he was gay and already came out???

    I don’t like it when people mess with my head -.-*


    Well said, you’re still a great journalist!!!!! I’ve always admired you as a person, you’re fair, intelligent, compassionate, good looking, rich and very professional. That’s your choice in life and most important thing is that’s what makes you “happy” so live your life to the fullest!!!!!!

  • just so

    Way to go Anderson!

  • theresa

    it’s not like those of us living here in NYC haven’t known this for years.

  • Tawny Jones

    The fact is, we all knew creepy jerk Cooper was a weirdo. Why does he brag about it? He is pathetic.

  • Manny

    Gee like that was a real surprise…

  • carla

    @somali girl:
    Ignorant people like this ‘somali girl’ make me sick!

  • Whatever

    So he realized that his talk show is a flop and that coming out won’t hurt his career anyway. Where was he comingout ten years ago? He was thinking about his career instead.. Whatever!

  • M

    Wow, I am so shocked. :rolleyes:

    No one ever thought he was straight.

  • Iffy Miffy

    The man has class and this was done in a gentlemanly way. One day, hopefully, this won’t matter at all.

  • Tom

    Maybe a celebrity should come out and it be shocking. Most of the time it’s obvious but congratulations Anderson!

  • Rio

    THERE IS value in his statement,
    happy for him :D

  • Sarah.

    Ow, I thought he was already out.. But good for him doing it officially, I guess. :)

  • MJ

    I’m not surprise at all because the first time I saw Anderson, I can tell that he is gay. It’s about time to come out. Why hide? It will be so hypocrite for him and any Hollywood men who are telling other people not to discriminate gays and yet they are still hiding because they don’t want people to know that they are gay. Hopefully, Georgia Clooney will come out in the closet also. For me, it’s easy to tell if a guy is gay no matter how hard he tries to hide it, just look at the mannerism. So, Georgia Clooney better come out while it’s not too late yet.