Anderson Cooper: “I’m gay”
In an email exchange with The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, CNN host Anderson Cooper tells Sullivan that he is gay.
"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," Cooper says. Cooper also explains that although he had always been very open about his sexual orientation to friends and family, others misinterpreted his silence:
"It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true."