sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
July 03, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

CNN presenter and journalist Anderson Cooper outed himself as gay Monday, saying he "couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

The 45-year-old confirmed what for many was common knowledge in an email to a journalist for The Daily Beast online who had asked Cooper to comment on the issue of celebrities coming out.

"Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons," he wrote to journalist Andrew Sullivan.

"I think most people want some privacy for themselves and the people they are close to," he added in the email, published on the British journalist's "The Dish" blog on the Daily Beast.

But said Cooper: "Recently... I've begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle.

"It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something -- something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.

He continued: "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."

Cooper is the main anchor of the daily news show "Anderson Cooper 360" on CNN, but also had a syndicated daytime talk show, "Anderson."

His comments came after an article last week in "Entertainment Weekly" highlighting an emerging trend for gay people in public life to come out in a more restrained way than in the past.

The CNN presenter said in his email published Monday: "I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues.

"In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I'm not an activist, but I am a human being and I don't give that up by being a journalist."

AFP


PREVIOUS STORY
Mugabe to Singapore for medical check-up
NEXT STORY
S.Africa gripped by 'fear of missing out' epidemic: study

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
9 arrested in Lautoka drug raidNine people have been arrested in a drug raid in Tavakubu, Lautoka.
BUSINESS
SPSE targets land owning unitsThe iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) and South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) today signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to attract landowners to participate and invest in Fiji’s stock market.
SPORTS
IOC Diplomas for Fiji 7s teamsFiji’s Men’s and Women’s Sevens Rugby teams have been presented with International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diplomas.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone rolls out 4G+ mobile networkVodafone Fiji has rolled-out its new 4G LTE Advanced or 4G+ mobile network to its customers.
WORLD
Hayne appointed Global AmbassadorFormer NRL and NFL star Jarryd Hayne has been announced as a global ambassador for Fiji’s national carrier Fiji Airways.
ENTERTAINMENT
Florence + The Machine to release songs from Final Fantasy XV gameThe Florence + The Machine has released a special collaboration recorded for the upcoming video game Final Fantasy XV.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS FOLLOW US ON