In an email he wrote to journalist Andrew Sullivan, who was writing a story for The Daily Beast, the TV host said “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been.”
Forty-five year old Cooper wrote: “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.”
“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.”
Again, did we really need to know that Anderson Cooper is gay? Frankly speaking, the only people that Anderson has to answer to when it comes to his sexual preference are his loved ones, he doesn’t even need to explain his personal life to CNN.
Heterosexuals do not go around saying “I like the opposite sex,” but we as a society force homosexuals to tell the world that they like the same sex.
Are we ever going to live in a world where someone like Anderson Cooper, or anyone who was born with an attraction to the same sex, be allowed to live their lives without having to explain how God created them?
Anderson, my sincere apologies for my fellow heterosexuals bigots who forced you and others to justify who you are!