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Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'
Associated Press ^ | 7/2/12

Posted on 07/02/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT by Justaham

Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online on Monday.

The CNN journalist said 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 a letter to 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."

"I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn't mean an end to a small amount of personal space," he wrote. "But I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter's shield of privacy."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; cnn; gay; gimmick; homosexual; homosexualagenda; justaduplicate; mustbesweepsweek; poofter; shocker; shocking; thanks4sharing; unexpected; yesimgay
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1 posted on 07/02/2012 9:23:34 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

shouldn’t this be in “Breaking News”?


2 posted on 07/02/2012 9:24:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Justaham

I figured as much and I still don’t care.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 9:24:57 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Justaham

I haven’t been this shocked since Liberace came out of the closet.


4 posted on 07/02/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Justaham

Since he loved the word “teabagger” I would be amazed that there is a person left who did not already know he is a bathhouse grade homo.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT by anton
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To: Justaham

I’m numb with shock!


6 posted on 07/02/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Justaham
The fact that he calls himself "The Silver Fox" wasn't enough of a clue?
7 posted on 07/02/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Justaham
In before the Captain Renault picture.
9 posted on 07/02/2012 9:27:33 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: TurboZamboni
shouldn’t this be in “Breaking News”?

Sure - right next to the breaking news "The Pope is Catholic"!

10 posted on 07/02/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Justaham

...and in other breaking news today.....the Pope is Catholic!


11 posted on 07/02/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Justaham

I’d like to announce to the world that I’m not gay.

And proud of it.

Shove it, Anderson.

Oh, forgot........


12 posted on 07/02/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Justaham
Ann Curry should have come out 2 weeks ago. If she had, she'd still have a job.

And, no, it wouldn't have to be a true statement on her part -- the news biz doesn't care if a thing is true. They care if it's "interesting".

15 posted on 07/02/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Choosing between Roger Taney and John Roberts would be difficult.)
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To: massmike

Nanner nanner - I beat you to it with #10!


17 posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Justaham

And he just figured that out?


18 posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Justaham

Guess I’ll just have to quit watching him.

But that’s going to be hard to do because I’ve never, ever watched the guy.


19 posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Justaham

I cannot see how this is news since the world ahsd known the faggot was a sexual degenerate ever since he ‘hit’ the airways. Faggotry is seeking to legitimize their degeneracy by exposing a few of the less sickening faggots to public scrutiny. ... I wonder how long it will be before Andy joins the SF faggot parades?


20 posted on 07/02/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Justaham

21 posted on 07/02/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Justaham

Can Shep Smith’s outing be far behind?


22 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Justaham

No shiite, Cooper. Next we’ll hear that Jesse Jackson is black.


23 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: Justaham
Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'

Now that that's cleared up....

24 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Justaham

I really didn’t need to know but if I ever get severe brain damage and decide to take up turd burglin, he’ll be the fist to know.


25 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Justaham
Wonder if this will give Chrissie Matthews and Sheppie the courage to come stumbling out of the closet? LOL!
26 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Justaham
LOL!

Anderson "Up The Pooper" Cooper.

No wonder he loves OBendMeOver...

27 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Justaham

Does Rachel Madcow know about this?


28 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:07 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Justaham

I would have never guessed.

He must be AC/DC.............


30 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Justaham

So will he be the man or the woman at his wedding? I still like the original plan. The parts fit. I’ll see it again, but not on this dirt.


31 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:23 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: JaguarXKE

We couldn’t have timed that any closer if we had tried!


32 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:45 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Justaham

Wait, this is news?


33 posted on 07/02/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Justaham

Why are these people “proud” of the vile ways in which they utilize their body plumbing? And demand special recognition & privilege because of that disgusting usage?

So, he is the fag offspring of a jetsetting socialite? Isn’t this sort of thing rather common among the “beautiful people”?


34 posted on 07/02/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: anton

I thought he revealed this some eight months ago. Or was that only speculation?


35 posted on 07/02/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Da Coyote

heterosexuals are not welcome in the new world order. Unless you are a homosexual, you are nothing! Down with 1 man 1 woman! Up with deviancy of all types. Bring out the angels of the most High that we may know them!


36 posted on 07/02/2012 9:34:05 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: Justaham

Don’t care and I don’t want to know.


37 posted on 07/02/2012 9:34:16 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: theDentist

It’s CNN. He could go on live with the boyfriend and PROVE that he’s gay, and still no one would care.


38 posted on 07/02/2012 9:34:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Justaham

NOT Breaking News. Pretty obvious. Who cares?


39 posted on 07/02/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: cripplecreek

His new show will be ‘AC/DC 360’..................


40 posted on 07/02/2012 9:34:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Justaham

Was there anyone left in the world who did not already know this?


41 posted on 07/02/2012 9:35:11 AM PDT by BRK
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To: KarlInOhio

Next thing you know he’ll come out and say he is a ‘liberal’............


43 posted on 07/02/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: kevinm13

Catcher...Pitcher????> Enguiring minds want to know.


44 posted on 07/02/2012 9:37:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Justaham

Who da thunk ???


45 posted on 07/02/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Dear AC,

No body gives a rat’s ass.

Anybody who cared already knew.

Anybody who didn’t know is watching another channel.

So, they still don’t know and don’t care.

Regards,

Red Badger


46 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Justaham

A liberal journalist comes out of the closet. Not exactly a “man bites dog” news-item.


47 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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48 posted on 07/02/2012 9:45:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Justaham

I havent been this stunned since Ricky Martin came out of the closet LOL


49 posted on 07/02/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Justaham

didn’t he announce this several years ago??


50 posted on 07/02/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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