US reporter reveals that he is gay

PROMINENT US reporter Anderson Cooper has revealed that he is gay, ending years of reluctance to talk about his personal life in public.

The CNN journalist wrote in an online letter that he had kept his sexual orientation private for personal and professional reasons, but came to think that remaining silent had given some people a mistaken impression that he was ashamed.

"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," he wrote in the letter, published by Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.

Cooper, the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, had long been the subject of rumors about his sexual orientation.

He said that in a perfect world, it wouldn't be anyone's business, but that there is value in "standing up and being counted".

 

Read more at NZ Herald


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