Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet: Does it even matter anymore?

Originally posted on National Post | News:

Six paragraphs deep into an email to a friend, CNN’s Anderson Cooper confirmed what many have thought to be true about the high-profile broadcast journalist but that he has never addressed: He is, in fact, gay.

Responding to a recent article in Entertainment Weekly about Hollywood’s new matter-of-fact approach to coming out, the host of Anderson Cooper 360° and syndicated afternoon talk show Anderson said he had long mulled whether it’s important to make one’s sexual orientation known.

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“Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life,” he wrote to friend and Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, who posted the response, with Mr. Cooper’s permission, to his blog on Monday. He remained mum while entering war zones as a broadcast journalist, deciding that the less an interview subject knows about him, the better. He didn’t mention…

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