[Official] Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Gay'

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Bom chicka ow ow! :D ;)
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    It must be tough for such highly visible public figures to come out to the world. I admire him for doing it.

    The backlash against Prop. (H)8 in California, the end of DADT, and Obama's refusal to defend DOMA are all proof that it's becoming easier to be gay in this country. It's taken way too long but it's happening.
     
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    In other news, bears **** in the woods.

    Wasn't this the worst kept secret in all of journalism?
     
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    Pretty much. It's kind of not news at all.
     
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    He should have come out years ago, as to not do so does a disservice to Gays struggling with their place in the World. Leaders should lead.

    The penultimate paragraph in that quote indicates that he finally came to that realization.
     
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    Props to him. It's a much simpler life just being yourself.
     
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    John Travolta is probably pondering if this is a good time for him to come out. :D
     
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    Anderson Cooper is one of the more recognizable gay men on television and the fact that he officially came out is indeed news.

    In rural Bible Belt areas of the country, the public figures are the *only* examples of successful, together gay people. Most people are in the closet in those places and now a teen in rural Tennessee can point at Anderson Cooper when the pastor of his local church tells him that gay people don't contribute to society and are a social blight.
     
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    Everybody already knew that I think. I don't always watch cable news, but when I do its AC360. :)
     
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    No, I'm betting little Tommy is next. I mean, how long until his ex-wifes book hits the shelves. ;)
     
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    Nice one. ;) But, at least he finally came out.
    I think so as well.
     
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    Nice. Maybe Katie caught Tom with John sharing a bed a Scientology conference. I never once thought of Tom as a gay guy, but now that you mention it. I guess it's possible.
     
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    How can we ever hope to get over homophobia and people treating gay people different when we continue to make a big deal out of trivial stuff like this? He's gay, who cares? That's the appropriate response here.
     
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    I don't think anybody (here) really cares in a negative away. Those in the gay community will and rightly should enjoy this news. Whenever someone in the public's attention comes out I would imagine may inspire others who are in the closet to do so as well. That way they don't live a lie. I think it would be easier on everyone if homosexuality is not seen as abnormal, then families may except it more when their child comes out.
     
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    Darn, I thought him and Ellen DeGeneres would have been a cute couple. ;)
     
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    You're contrasting this as trivial.... on an entire website dedicated to rumors about a specific corporate brand. ;)
     
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    In theory that sounds great but its not always that easy regardless of social status. He will probably get all kinds of angry backlash by idiots who think sexuality is a choice.

    I'm sure 1 million moms (or the more appropriate term, one million bigots) is already planning a boycott of CNN ;)
     
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    Good for him. It takes balls the size of watermelons given he is so scrutinized in the spotlight. I wish him the best and hope he isn't treated poorly by his employer or others, although I could see a backlash coming from a small minority.
     
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    He's just being disingenuous. Move along please. :p

    Let them bring it, and it better be their A game.

    The guy is beloved by everyone with a brain, who can recognize commitment to a profession.
     
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    I don't really see your point
     
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    Judging by the ratings it seems more than a million already are.
     
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    In a perfect world that would be an appropriate response. However, as long as people care (bad or good) this will continue to be news.

    And it's a big deal for kids who feel like they are alone with these feelings. It helps. It really does.
     
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    Please make sure you keep ALL personal details about yourself a tightly-held secret, from now on, k?

    For example, if someone happens to ask if you're married, please refuse to answer. Better yet, get all insulted that they dare ask such a personal question.

    And don't you dare keep a photo of your wife and kids on your desk. We don't need to know your dirty little secrets.

    Your response itself is quite homophobic. Get over your own before worrying about other people's
     

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