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Anderson Cooper Comes Out

Neil Patrick Harris: 'I Can Totally Understand' Why Anderson Cooper Waited To Come Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Neil Patrick Harris joined HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps for a frank discussion that recalled his own public coming out process in 2006. “I feel in ...

WATCH: 13 LGBT Entertainment Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) entertainment moments that...

WATCH: Celebrate Anderson Cooper's 46th Birthday With 26 Of His Best Moments From The Past Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

46 years ago on this day, June 3, Anderson Cooper was welcomed into the world. From daytime TV antics like getting drunk with Kathie Lee and Hoda ...

Anderson Cooper: 'Being Gay Is A Blessing'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper said that "being gay is a blessing" and he "couldn't be more proud" of his sexuality in an exclusive chat with HuffPost Gay Voices Edi...

Madonna's Big Surprise For Anderson Cooper

AP | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK — Gay advocacy group GLAAD says Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals. GLAAD tol...

WATCH: Anderson Cooper's Personal Reasons For Emphasizing Bullying On TV Special

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper revealed his personal motivation for highlighting the subject of bullying in a forthcoming CNN special. Though Cooper describes hi...

Anderson Cooper Tapped To Receive GLAAD's Highest Honor

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper will receive the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) most prestigious honor this year. The CNN anchor will acce...

LOOK: 20 Of Our Favorite Anderson Cooper Moments Since He Came Out

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper hosted CNN's New Year's Eve celebration with Kathy Griffin on Tuesday and there was no shortage of hilarious (and controversial) momen...

Anderson Cooper Talks With David Letterman About Being Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Dave, I'm gay. We don't do this kind of thing." That was Anderson Cooper's humorous response to David Letterman's fist bump during a "Late Show" ...

Anderson Cooper Opens Up About Coming Out

Posted 11.10.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper used the relaunch of his talk show on Monday to make his first public comments about coming out since his statement announcing he was ...

On Coming Out

Thomas Naples | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas Naples

It makes me sad and frustrated that anyone needs to "come out" at all. However, I realize now that being "out" to family, friends, colleagues, professors, the Internet, etc. helps them get to know me and helps me be more comfortable with the way I am.

Gay Chicago TV Tackles LGBTQ Visibility And The Many Faces Of Coming Out

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

Too often we see the queer community literally white-washed. Telling the stories and honoring the coming-out struggles of people of color like Frank Ocean and Diana King, or of people who challenge gender roles like Megan Rapinoe, is extremely important.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Anderson Cooper's Coming Out Was Planned For Months | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper caught everyone by surprise when he revealed he was gay on July 2 in an email to Andrew Sullivan that was shared with the public. But ...

WATCH: Michelangelo Signorile Visits CNN's 'Reliable Sources' To Chat About Anderson Cooper's Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper may have delivered the most ho hum coming out ever last week when he made the revelation in an email to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sulli...

Coming Out Wasn't Always So Easy For Gays Working In News Media

Chuck Gomez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chuck Gomez

As recently as 1989, tolerance for gays and gay jounalists was hardly prevalent. I would cringe at the gay jokes in the newsroom. A few years earlier I overheard a colleague tell a cameraman, "You better watch when you interview those gays. You don't want to catch AIDS, you know."

Unlike Anderson Cooper, Many Out LGBT Journalists Paid The Price, Paved The Way

Andrew Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Miller

It is not Cooper who will clear the career paths for a new crop of out gay men and women; it is those journalists who paved the way for Anderson Cooper's career, which has been largely free of the burden of anti-gay discrimination. They are the original risk takers and role models.

Come Out, Come Out, Whatever You Are!

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Baron

Those of us who were lucky enough to be born into climates safe for us -- because of where we live or because of the identity we have -- have a moral obligation to be out (and yes, I'm looking at you, closeted celebrities). Cowardice and "privacy" are no excuse.

On Anderson Cooper And The 'Private Lives' Of LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

How often do we hear about the boyfriends/girlfriends, fiancés, spouses, or even the one-night stands of our straight friends and co-workers? Yet as soon as LGBT people enter into the discussion, love and sexuality become a matter of a person's "private life"? Give me a break.

Cultural Comfort Levels: Anderson Cooper, Coming Out And Visibility

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

Visibility is why coming out is still a vital part of the fight for equality. Having a high-profile LGBT person come into people's living rooms daily and doing their job well can help remove some of the "otherness" of gay people and increase cultural comfort levels.

Anderson Cooper Is Gay. So What!

Joshua Estrin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joshua Estrin

Cooper is many things to many people. He has and continues to make his mark on the world and deserves to be recognized not only for his accomplishments, but also for what clearly drives him as a man and as a human being.

Anderson Cooper, At Last

Michael Lucas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Lucas

Cooper's silence sent a loud if unintentional message to the straight people who still think gays are different and threatening, and to the gay kids who still don't have enough public examples of successful, happy people who happen to be gay. I was that kind of gay kid.

WATCH: 'Today's Professionals' On Cooper

Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

During Tuesday's "Today" show, host Natalie Morales asked her panel of "Today's Professionals" to respond to recent news that Anderson Cooper publicly...

Naughty But Nice Rob

Joan Rivers Is Thrilled That Anderson Cooper Has Come Out | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 07.03.2012 | Celebrity

Less than 24 hours after Anderson Cooper revealed that he was gay, comedian Joan Rivers called me to say how happy she was that the newsman came out o...

Anderson Cooper And Journalism 101: The Myth Of Objectivity

Tracy Baim | Posted 07.03.2012 | Queer Voices
Tracy Baim

Is someone who is straight (or closeted) any better able to cover a gay story? Every reporter has a long list of bias points. It is time we shatter this notion that being part of a minority group means you should not be able to cover that group.

Why Do We Wait To Come Out?

Zinnia Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zinnia Jones

Even after we've come to understand who we are and become truly comfortable with ourselves, that final leap to public openness can still be daunting, no matter how much time we've had to prepare.