Posted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:25 AM PDT
Anderson Cooper is proudly discussing his sexuality as a gay man.
The CNN journalist opened up about coming out on the second season premiere of his talk show. Cooper told the audience:
- "I came out in high school. I told my friends, I told my family. I've always been out to my co-workers and stuff. It's just not something I talked about publicly, because as a reporter, I didn't think it was appropriate. It didn't seem like part of my job."
As for why Anderson came out publicly, he adds:
- "It just got to the point where -- I've been torn for a long time between a desire as a reporter to just do my job and be known as a reporter -- and at the same time I do think visibility is important."
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Anderson Cooper went on to say:
- "I do think that the tide of history only moves forward when everyone is fully visible. I didn't want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or not comfortable with. That was the main thing for me."
You go, boy!
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