Reuters, via ABS-CBNNews.com, reports that CNN host Anderson Cooper announced in a public statement on Monday, July 2, that he is gay. Cooper is best known for his show, Anderson Cooper 360. According to the report, Cooper noted that "while privacy is important for journalists, he did not want to give the impression he was hiding something and wanted to stand up against bullying."
Reuters quoted the 45-year-old Cooper, who told The Daily Beast, "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. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand."
For more on this story, read the Reuters article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com.