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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:01 AM

 

Anderson Cooper on Being Gay: "It's a Blessing"

Anderson Cooper said that "being gay is a blessing" and he "couldn't be more proud" of his sexuality in an exclusive chat with HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile.

The award-winning CNN anchor, 45, joined Signorile's SiriusXM OutQ program from Rome, where he is covering the Vatican conclave. In what was deemed as Cooper's only full-length interview ahead of his scheduled appearance at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards in New York on March 16, the CNN anchor spoke at length about coming out both personally and professionally, being honored with the prestigious Vito Russo Award and the pain of his brother's suicide. (Full interview at link.)

"I've always known I was gay from the time I was a little kid," Cooper, who came out in an email to Andrew Sullivan last summer, recalled. "I can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of it, even before I knew what it was or the name of it."

Of receiving the Vito Russo Award, Cooper noted the honor has "tremendous meaning," adding, "I certainly don't think I'm worthy of it, but if it helps GLAAD and if it helps have more people know who Vito Russo is, then I think it is certainly worthwhile."

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/anderson-cooper-gay-glaad-awards-interview-_n_2854085.html

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UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2013 OP
msongs Mar 2013 #1
liberal_at_heart Mar 2013 #3
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2013 #5
Skittles Mar 2013 #6
OldDem2012 Mar 2013 #8
JI7 Mar 2013 #4
liberal_at_heart Mar 2013 #2
jollyreaper2112 Mar 2013 #7
union_maid Mar 2013 #10
madville Mar 2013 #9

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:56 AM

1. 44 years of hiding it...does he want a ticker tape parade or something? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:11 AM

3. so now we get to tell gay people when they have to come out?

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:22 AM

5. I think he played it just right.

 

He wasn't really hiding. Everyone knew he was gay.

Now we have two CNN anchors and an MSNBC anchor who are openly LGBT. (And no one cares.) When you consider that Billie Jean King lost all of her endorsement contracts in the 70s when she was outed, this is a very good thing.

No reason to beat up on Anderson.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:17 AM

6. CORRECT

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:40 AM

8. +1000. nt.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:15 AM

4. he wasn't hiding anything, he has appeared in public with his boyfriends

for years .

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:38 AM

7. Hmm

People were joking about it like with Cruise. The usual comment was that it was gay-shaming which sounded reasonable.

From my perspective, being in or out of the closet is nobody else's business unless they make it so, like a closeted republican politician or pastor gay-bashing by day and trysting with rent-boys at night. It's the hypocrisy angle.

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:20 AM

10. Sounds just right

People have their own reasons. Coming out is clearly beneficial to society, but people's private concerns count. On the other hand, if part of your private or public concerns involve facilitating discrimination and bigotry, then out you go!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:15 AM

9. Well that's incredibly sexist

So it's a blessing you don't like women is what you are really saying there, huh, Anderson?

Just joking around of course Good for him if he's happy where he's at in life.

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