01/10/2012 02:32 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How Coming Out Became Cool For Celebrities: The Atlantic

Anderson Cooper has evaded questions about his sexual orientation for years. He may clarify the question soon, though: Rumors swirled recently that the CNN reporter and daytime show host will come out on Anderson in February—and lend his fledgling talk show a ratings boost. While it might seem slightly crass, it's not particularly surprising.

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