Anderson Cooper Tells The Daily Beast “I’m Gay”

Anderson Cooper Tells The Daily Beast “I’m Gay”

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Anderson Cooper and Pal Kathy Griffin

We may be on the cusp of a holiday week (July 4), but that doesn’t mean the news is slow. At least, not in the entertainment world. In an exclusive email to The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan, Kathy Griffin’s midnight kissing partner comes out of the closet.

While speculation has ensued for years surrounding the label of the dashing Mr. Anderson Cooper, he has never publicly confirmed or denied his sexuality – until now.

Here is a tiny snippet from the definitive email posted on The Daily Beast:

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 more here: Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay.”

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The impetus of the very personal email to his longtime friend occurred following an Entertainment Weekly story in which the subject of “The New Art of Coming Out” was dissected.

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