Anderson Cooper: ‘The fact is, I’m gay’

Anderson Cooper tells Andrew Sullivan that by staying silent about his sexuality, “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,” says the CNN newsman. “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 fact is, I’m gay,” says Anderson Cooper (Daily Beast)
* Cooper makes Out’s 2011 “Power 50” list of extraordinary gays and lesbians (Advocate)
* Earlier: Is Anderson Cooper going to come out on his talk show? (Queerty)
* Gawker in 2011: Anderson Cooper’s gayest moments (Gawker)