Here, presented without comment, is a link to Andrew Sullivan’s blog post, which contains an email from Anderson Cooper about the decision to maintain privacy as a public figure (for both personal and professional reasons) and the broader, often unintended consequences of that decision. The pull-quote that everyone will be running with:
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.
Read the whole thing here. It’s a quick read, but a highly engrossing and thought-provoking one.
UPDATE: Just had a really good tweet about this retweeted onto my timeline, so I thought I’d share.
People are making jokes about Anderson Cooper coming out not realizing that the fact it ISNT a big deal today IS a big deal. Thats the point