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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."

Weeklings: Questions For Anderson Cooper (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel


Tongues Untied: On 'Coming Out,' Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darnell L. Moore

We met up to talk about the complicated notion of "coming out," Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean, and why we think society needs to exit the proverbial "closet" and not LGBT folk.

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.

Anderson Cooper: The New Gay Celebrity Coming Out, Part 2

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There are those who are saying it's "no big deal," or "so what?" In this time of intense bullying and too many reports of teen suicides, they just don't get how important it is for young gay people to know every single person in the public eye who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Kathy Griffin's Warning To Anderson Cooper

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

In response to Anderson Cooper's announcement that he is gay, Kathy Griffin wrote in the Daily Beast that while she is proud of her friend, she thinks...

Anderson Cooper Responds To Outpouring Of Attention Following Coming Out

Posted 09.02.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper responded on Tuesday to the outpouring of attention that followed his coming out on Monday. Cooper's reaction was, typically for hi...

Why Does Anyone Care What Anderson Cooper's Sexual Orientation Is?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This question originally appeared on Quora. Erica Friedman is the President and Founder of Yuricon & ALC Publishing. She writes the world's oldest ...

Fact Is.. Anderson Cooper Thanks God He's Gay

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Anderson Cooper used some very strong language towards the end of his email about his sexuality -- he used God talk.

14 Things More Shocking Than Anderson Cooper Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.02.2012 | Comedy

This morning, Anderson Cooper announced that he is gay for the first time in a public forum. While the news may have come to a shock to some, we ca...

Conservative Writer's Crass Reaction To Anderson Cooper

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Conservative media watcher Brent Bozell had an ugly reaction to Anderson Cooper's announcing that he is gay on Monday. After years of not publicly ...

Why It Matters That Anderson Cooper Came Out As Gay

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Vanasco

"Who cares?" said people on Twitter. "Isn't this old news?" said people on Facebook. "When is a person's sexuality going to stop making headlines?" said commenters on Web posts. But Anderson Cooper officially coming out is important, and I'm going to tell you why.

My Longtime Infatuation With Anderson Cooper

Zach Stafford | Posted 07.02.2012 | Queer Voices
Zach Stafford

When I was in middle school, homeroom was my favorite part of the morning, because I got to watch Channel One. I remember being infatuated with Anderson Cooper's hair, for starters, and even then, before I truly understood that I was gay, I saw something in him that I saw in myself.

Twitter Reacts To Anderson Cooper's Big Announcement

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper, the host of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" and the daytime talk show "Anderson," told the world on Monday that he is gay. In an email...

PHOTOS: Join The Club, Anderson

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper became one of a small group of openly gay cable news anchors when he came out on Thursday. Cooper broke his long silence about his...

Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'...