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Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay and Proud
People Magazine ^ | July 2, 2012 | Stephen M. Silverman

Posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Anderson Cooper has some news to share.

"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," the CNN anchor wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.

The host of Anderson Cooper: 360, 45, also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."

Cooper, who also hosts his own syndicated talk daytime show Anderson, addressed the subject after Sullivan – a British writer who is openly gay and Catholic – put the question to him after a cover story in the current Entertainment Weekly focused on how gay people in the public life are currently coming out in understated and matter-of-fact manners.

"Andrew, as you know, the issue you raise is one that I've thought about for years. Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons. I think most people want some privacy for themselves and the people they are close to," Cooper began...

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; andersonpoofter; boycotttimewarner; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lookatme; pinkjournalism; publicitywhore; teabagger; timelies; timewarnerturnercnn; zogbyism
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Knock me over with a feather! Gloria Vanderbilt's little boy is a homosexual? Who knew?
1 posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AHA!! I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!


2 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m so happy he is proud of himself. We are who we screw.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So when is he going to come clean to being an arrogant, sensationalist douchebag?
4 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:32 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who Knew??????


5 posted on 07/02/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Rachel Madcow know about this?


6 posted on 07/02/2012 9:33:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other news, bears crap in the woods.


7 posted on 07/02/2012 9:35:01 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Captain Obvious!!


8 posted on 07/02/2012 9:35:33 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Cooper likes it in the Pooper


9 posted on 07/02/2012 9:35:41 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Anderson Cooper?


10 posted on 07/02/2012 9:36:02 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

” The host of Anderson Cooper: 360, 45, also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, “As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.”

Well then, in your case, you shouldn’t have revealed your private life, Mr. Poofter.


11 posted on 07/02/2012 9:36:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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12 posted on 07/02/2012 9:37:20 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: oldleft

He couldn’t be more happy. That is total BS. Gays are about 1% of the population yet make-up 75% of CNN and MSNBC. Talk about trying to shove it down our throats.


13 posted on 07/02/2012 9:37:40 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The obligatory “wow, who knew?” and “I’m shocked!”


14 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:39 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (This tagline for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine a scene on a deserted atoll.

The human race has been wiped out except for 2 survivors, a man and a woman.

The man is Anderson Cooper, the woman is Ellen DeGeneres.

NOW, people, tell us this is just as normal as heterosexuality.


16 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:40 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U


17 posted on 07/02/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Cooper ... stick it up your ... oh nevermind


18 posted on 07/02/2012 9:43:26 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn the death of the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June28)
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To: Tenacious 1

She should. She’s his b——.

(What? Rachel is a female? Are you sure???)


19 posted on 07/02/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That “I’m gay, I’m proud” always seemed a bit odd if isn’t a choice. Like “I have pit hair, I’m proud”.


20 posted on 07/02/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, he's Catholic.

Yes, he poops in the woods.

21 posted on 07/02/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does sodomy really take so much skill as to make oneself “proud”?


22 posted on 07/02/2012 9:47:06 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud

If he is so proud, why did he wait until now to out himself?

If you have to proclaim you are proud, in a march, in a speech, in a festival, you are anything but proud.

Homosexual Pride? If they are so proud, why do most of them wear masks?

23 posted on 07/02/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With homosexual marriage being legal, he is now allowed to marry Rachel Maddow.

Isn't it amazing how many of the 1% are in the media?

24 posted on 07/02/2012 9:49:55 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s proud of his lifestyle why did he wait so long to come out?


25 posted on 07/02/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by Roland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hey SHEP! Your up next. Come on Out!!!!!”


26 posted on 07/02/2012 9:52:04 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What shocks me is he’s only 45. He looks around 60.


27 posted on 07/02/2012 9:52:47 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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To: SampleMan
Isn't it amazing how many of the 1% are in the media?

I keep waiting for some Occupier to ask one of them:

You're rich, why don't you retire and let the network hire a bunch of Columbia journo grads with $200k student debts?

28 posted on 07/02/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is an Anderson Cooper and why should I be concerned? Just another empty headed fag.


29 posted on 07/02/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is news? You mean he wasn’t “out” already?


30 posted on 07/02/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be filed under the “I thought he came out years ago” department ...


31 posted on 07/02/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Holy shit!”, said almost nobody.


32 posted on 07/02/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ArrogantBustard
And I'm totally Mormon. Except for the constant drinking and smoking. Other than that...I have to get back to my *$&%ing cigarette now.
33 posted on 07/02/2012 9:59:34 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

So what’s the ‘360’ stand for then, some acrobatic bathhouse maneuver?


34 posted on 07/02/2012 9:59:42 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Lady Lucky
What shocks me is he’s only 45. He looks around 60.

I know a woman like that...she is mid to late 40's and stopped coloring her hair..got on a "natural look" kick and it grew out solid gray..made her look 20 years older. I was surprised to see it solid gray at that age. She is now dying it again and looks 100% better.

35 posted on 07/02/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence - Christopher Hitchen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other non news, Liberace came back and declared he is gay.


36 posted on 07/02/2012 10:00:37 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inconceivable!!!! LOL!


37 posted on 07/02/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SOOOOOOO..... He is a TEA BAGGER !!!! :)


38 posted on 07/02/2012 10:02:20 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe “Analson” is the correct spelling.


39 posted on 07/02/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need a Hitler finds out video. I could care less if he declared himself a duck. Keep it to yourself Anderson, you’re sick and need help.


40 posted on 07/02/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol...who did he think DIDN’T know this already?


41 posted on 07/02/2012 10:08:31 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he's so proud, what took him so long to come out?


42 posted on 07/02/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hear he's getting that new bike he always wanted for for his birthday this year ...


43 posted on 07/02/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never will get the “pride” part which seems obligatory in every homosexual’s diatribe on the issue. You don’t see heterosexual couples going around talking about how “proud” they are to be heterosexual. That in itself should tell anyone it’s deviant behavior since the point of stating one’s “pride” in the behavior is open defiance of a norm and what is acceptable: i.e. “I’m a burglar and proud of it.” “ I’m a rapist and proud of it.” Such “pride” has as its goal spitting in the face of God.


44 posted on 07/02/2012 10:12:28 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If gay people are allowed to be proud of being gay, are heteros allowed to be proud of being hetero?


45 posted on 07/02/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yes, he does swim in a circle.

Yes, he does have a watertight ass.

46 posted on 07/02/2012 10:18:26 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: JLLH

[ I never will get the “pride” part which seems obligatory in every homosexual’s diatribe on the issue. You don’t see heterosexual couples going around talking about how “proud” they are to be heterosexual. That in itself should tell anyone it’s deviant behavior since the point of stating one’s “pride” in the behavior is open defiance of a norm and what is acceptable: i.e. “I’m a burglar and proud of it.” “ I’m a rapist and proud of it.” Such “pride” has as its goal spitting in the face of God. ]

What they have ample supply of in pride they severly lack in honor.

Pride cometh before the fall.


47 posted on 07/02/2012 10:20:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had an uncle who was proud to be an alcoholic. He said he was born that way. Same mindset as the homosexual Smith. I guess this mindset helped my uncle feel good about drinking himself to death.


48 posted on 07/02/2012 10:22:28 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anderson Cooper: Self-admitted heterophobe.


49 posted on 07/02/2012 10:24:40 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: throwback

If he is so proud what took him so long to come out.


50 posted on 07/02/2012 10:25:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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