After years of speculation and conjecture CNN Anderson Cooper of AC 360 finally came out of the closet, in a personal and heartfelt letter that explored his decision to keep his sexuality under wraps as a journalist.
In a letter published on the Daily Beast website with Cooper’s permission read in part:
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.
Cooper discussed the separation of his personal and work like in some detail about the projection
I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly. As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter. I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire professional career, even when I’ve been directly asked “the gay question,” which happens occasionally. I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn’t set out to write about other aspects of my life.
To read the entire letter visit The Daily Beast