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Anderson Cooper Reveals He is Gay

GALTime.com
Love + Sex
July 2, 2012

By GalTime's Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow

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In an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast, Anderson Cooper reveals he is gay.

The 45-year-old writes:

"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."

As for why he's waited so long to make an announcement, Anderson says:

"As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."

Yet, he ultimately found his silence was giving off the wrong impression:

"It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true."

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