Anderson Cooper says he's gay, happy and proud
July 2nd, 2012
02:02 PM ET

Anderson Cooper says he's gay, happy and proud

In a lengthy e-mail message to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan that was posted to the site on Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper comes out publicly as gay.

Sullivan, who writes that he has counted Cooper as a friend for more than two decades, says in the article that he asked Cooper to weigh in on a recent Entertainment Weekly piece that examined the trend of gay people coming out in a "more ... matter-of-fact way" than in the past. Sullivan, who is openly gay and an advocate of same-sex marriage, says he asked for Cooper's opinion "for reasons that are probably obvious to most."

And in an e-mailed response, which Sullivan writes the "Anderson Cooper 360" anchor gave him permission to post, Cooper writes that he's thought about the topic over the years, and has decided to be clear about the fact that he’s gay.

Cooper says he refrained from being so straightforward in the past because he was trying "to maintain some level of privacy in my life," for both personal and professional reasons.

"As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter," Cooper writes. "I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire professional career, even when I’ve been directly asked 'the gay question,' which happens occasionally."

Recently, however, Cooper says he's been reminded "that … the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. 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."

He said he wasn’t comfortable with the assumption by some that because he wasn’t speaking about his sexuality, he was trying to hide something – an impression that he finds “distressing because it is simply not true.”

And so, for the record, Cooper writes: "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."

He adds that he's always been this open with family, friends and 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," Cooper says.

"The ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life," Cooper says in closing. "I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn’t mean an end to a small amount of personal space. But I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter’s shield of privacy."

To read the email in full, visit TheDailyBeast.com.


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    July 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mystery

    It doesn't matter to me except that whenever I watch Anderson Cooper talking from now on, I have to wonder where his mouth have been.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan McMillian

      His mouth has been where no mouth should ever be! A truly disgusting lifestyle, these people really need help.

      July 15, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. PersonalViewpoint

    I'm disappointed that an anchor was chosen that only represents the 5% of Americans that choose this lifestyle. With all the anchors that have been chosen recently for CNN that are gay this one was not surprising but very disappointing. Journalist sure – but anchor (the most highly coveted position) and one of the lead spokesmen for the CNN brand?

    Not surprising that CNN is at the VERY BOTTOM of ratings now – this is what they think Americans want to watch and talk about? Or a liberal socialist British replacement for one of the greatest CNN personalities ever?

    July 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    I'm straight, happy and proud..

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    July 12, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. lynnette

    Teacher submitted this website for us to review. It's for a politcal science class. Why would Cooper think people want to know that he's gay? How self-centered. Certainly nothing to be proud of. I'm naturally repulsed by gay behavior.

    July 8, 2012 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
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    I talked to my pastor today and he is going to lead the congregation in prayer Sunday, we are expecting the usual 300 members. Our mission is to try and expel the gayness that has overcome our dear friend Anderson. Please join us in prayer at 10:00am eastern, pray at home, church or work but let's do it together!! PTL!

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    Some of these comments are really horrible. Anderson Cooper is a great reporter, a fine anchor and writer and has always come across as a compassionate, humorous and nice guy, it's disgusting to see these hateful, trashy and bigoted comments directed at him. I'm glad that he emphasized how happy, proud and comfortable he was with himself and his life because you'd need to be in order to survive in the face of so much prejudice and hate. Anderson, you are awesome, stay strong!

    July 6, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • donna

      I'm glad he is happy but it really disappoints me that he did have to put his personal life out there since he is an outstanding professional. When will everyone realize that?

      July 7, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Brent

    Every god created individual should be comfortable with who they are and proud of who they are and free to be who they are.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
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    It was never a secret. All you had to do was look at him.

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    July 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • rose b.

      Still don't like his smug,middle class personality,even if he is gay!

      July 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. alex

    so is he still happy and proud?
    sure hope so we don't want to make him cry now do we ...

    July 5, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Dude had a extremely respectable career before this, I'm straight as an arrow, and my thoughts towards him havent chaned at all, he doesn't put himself into the stereotype that some think is necessary, he stays true to life and I'll always think that is the highest moral and respect to the world with his position.

      July 5, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dennis

    Looking back to December 2009, I remember him making a similar declaration ..... about being gay. I guess he didn't get enough traction from that declaration! Before last week I think that there were only three people on the planet that didn't know he was gay. There was a goat herder in Siberia, A llama rancher in Patagonia and an elderly monk in Tibet. Can we look forward to him coming out of the closet on an annual basis ...... and after that on monthly basis. The is just a narcissistic effort to gain additional attention!

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    Gosh, I've been watching his news shows for years and had no idea that he was gay-infested. I never heard him lisp, no high voice, and no limp wrist. I hope that he gets the help that he needs to overcome this grave condition, our prayers are with him!

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  23. Cap

    BIG DEAL. Why is this even categorized as "News"?
    It's just gross and wrong. It's like the gays are becoming they're own race or something.
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  25. Paula D.

    Anderson, get over yourself and stop grandstanding. You already made yourself irrelevant when you childishly went into giggle fits on the Ridiculist. Now you expect us to take you seriously on your reports of world affairs? Walter Cronkite is turning in his grave. You belong on TMZ or the Style Network; certainly NOT on mainstream news media.

    July 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kim

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  29. Alvord

    He's gay? This is boring old news. Suzanne Malveaux should come out next. That would be hot. I read years ago that he was contractually obligated not to discuss his gayness.

    July 4, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  30. carl

    Who CARES?!?!?!!?

    July 4, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  31. nicky

    Phew....was a bit worried when I read the headline that they were talking about Bradley Cooper....now that would have been a damn shame. ;0)

    July 4, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. Pat

    Yes, yes, yes our entire Nation is gay! Now can we get some fair and balanced reporting here... who is NOT gay??!

    July 4, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
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    I'm so sick of hearing about weiners and hotdogs. just use 'em do what you gotta do and shutup about it.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  34. Sumsanity

    He's proud? Of what? Trying to fertilize the eggs present in his boyfriends colon? Hey Coop, the only eggs in there are the decomposing remnents of the Big breakfast he had at McDonald's earlier this morning. Most people find your behavior disgusting.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. Dan

    Whatever!

    July 4, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
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    I thought he came out already, a year ago. I've admired your on location reporting for many years, Anderson. You try to get the truth of a situation, and you have such heart.

    July 4, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  37. vince

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    July 4, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
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    Hey not just Robin Roberts but the whole Good Morning America especially that sissy Mr. Sam Champion and George Stephanopolous.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  39. dwig

    I think there are a lot of Black actors that have reservations about coming out because the Black community is not so forgiving. Robin Roberts, Queen Latifah, C. Eppathson, that political comentator for CNN with the gray hair. Anderson can keep his job but for others they won't be able to work..

    July 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • barbara caldwell

      I hate to say it but you are right. I wonder if he is doing this for the ratings because Fox news is killling CNN and surprisingly MSNBC is gaining with Gay Rachael Maddow and the beautiful Tamaron Hall

      July 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
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      Just think if you made the same ignorant comments about our first BLACK president.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    he is such a special young lad, i have always enjoyed him in his pink pantees

    July 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. shoos

    I thought everyone already knew this?

    July 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Grumpdiddy

    Who really gives a rat's azz about this? It was not a surprise, and it makes NO difference in human history. End of story. Any more is just being annoying.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
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  48. Rainey

    Big freakin' deal......so what if he's gay. It was somewaht apparent as he's always been a good looking guy BUT there was never any gossip in the tabloids about him dating anyone...let alone a female OR photos of him out on the town with any females. He's a good reporter, wonder how much his Mother knew??

    July 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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    i'd love to see him butt f–k on tv

    July 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  50. JAnn87

    Some of you people–are you kidding me? You either didn't read the entire article, or are just so stupid that you can't comprehend the fact that this article wasn't written because Cooper wanted to make headlines by coming out, it was written to a friend in response to a question, and his friends asked if he could make it public. The whole point of the article was how he DIDN'T want to make it a big deal, and that is why he didn't talk about it. Not because he was ashamed of who he was...he just didn't feel it was relevant. (which it isn't) There are a lot of celebrities (Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kristen Stewart...) who are straight who don't like talking about their private lives–it doesn't make them dishonest or hateful of themselves. They just want privacy.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Um, weren't Beyonce and her partner the ones who took over an ENTIRE ob wing of a hospital when their kid was born, and refused to let other parents see their newborns? Talk about "wanting their private lives to be 'private'"!

      July 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tia

      Very well said, JAnn87!!!

      July 4, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  51. Bob

    Yea, like we already didn't know he was a .....gay. Just look him up on Youtube laughing like a 10 year old girl and the cat was out of the tea bag then. I wonder if he can do the news while having his anus destroyed.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Scott

    As for Cooper, my opinion of him as a journalist will not be affected by this revelation; just how he does his job.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Ricky

    So what.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Beautiful Vixen

    Look at all the inferiority complex suffering little boys in here! A good-looking, intelligent, prominent, contributing, well-spoken member of society has come out... and he's soooo much more important than any of you!! How do you handle that? Make fun of course! Schoolyard mentality.

    Hope there's space for YOU on your Heroes of 2012 awards, Anderson!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      HA! This coming from the girl with the superiority complex. You are the last person who should ridicule anyone! Just ask my Mom!

      July 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jeff

    I am shocked!! Could not even cross my mind. Hard to tell nowadays who is gay and who is straight. It is true, never judge a book by its cover. Thanks for coming out Cooper!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  57. nairb247

    I thought we already knew this. Was this really news?

    July 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jon

    I don't think anyone was surprised.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Ding DongIII

    He's gay. Who cares. He is very good at what he does.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Barrett

      Again....Who Cares. Is this something he really wants to wear on his shoulder??

      July 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    What a coincidence. Tom Cruise is almost free now.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Wayne in Utah

    So AC came out... how do you feel about his honesty now? Would you trust his reporting on an issue about gays? Would you REALLY trust what he says? I doubt it. By the way, you think 'ol Anderson is a pitcher or a catcher?

    July 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      I would trust him because he has integrity.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • durundallives

      so in your senseless swaggering and blathering, I honestly cant tell if you are that d u m b, or if you are just trying to be a troll. Are you for real, or just another bigoted conspiracy theorist foolishly ranting about 'liberal media bias' and other things which they know not?

      July 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laur

      Incredibly good looking, enjoyable to watch, smart, interesting, and funny.......can't want more from a good journalist.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Im positive that he catches..lol his partner probably looks like Rosie Odonell dressed like a Dude.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ams301

      So, wayne in utah, by your reasoning, I guess that means we can't trust straight people on straight issues. Makes no sense.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason... also in Utah regrettably

      So... just because he is gay that instantly makes him a liar or dishonest? I think not.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Newt G in GA

      Wayne, with your logic, anytime a straight anchor reports any story on a straight person or subject, then they are biased?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • smitvict

      I would trust AC's stories on gay issues about as much as I trust a black news commentator on black issues. Enough said.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. suzi

    to:Tired O Da Crap..yes they do they are called Bullies.....

    July 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Mike Russo

    It takes a lot of courage to do what Anderson did. It also takes a lot of courage for people to stand up against bullies like some of the “people” on this blog. It is appalling to witness.
    It is always shocking to me the hypocrisy of some people who preach their Christian ways but then speak of hate because someone does not look or act the way they do.

    I can only hope at some point they find themselves in the minority.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  64. meowk

    It's pathetic there is even debate over gay marriage.
    It sure as heck isn't directly affecting anyone when two people get married.

    Shame on any politician who would actually deny them rights!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Shawna

    Did it matter two days ago if he was gay? To all who would say anything negative, there is a special place in "....." FOR YOU. I'm a Roman Catholic and I believe he has a right to share whatever or none at all about his life outside of being a journalist. He's the best out there. He's got a heart as big as the world and a giggle to make the world giggle with him. HE'S THE BEST.... You didn't have to read the article about him. You made the choice! WWJD – he'd give this man a hand and a huge hug and say thank you for your contribution, you are blessed!!!! Love you Anderson. All you negative people, welcome to the Ridiculist!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  66. jellylee2020

    Dear Mr. Cooper,

    Thank you for your courage but 1. we already know and 2. we don't really care. Now be a good boy and get back to work and give us something newsworthy.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  67. BigDrop

    Wake me when the parade is over. I thought all you guys wanted was to just fit in and be left alone? You seemed starved for the attention. Snoozers. Just deliver the news and get over yourself.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twice

      'starved for attention' says the m0r0n posting his genius opinion out for everyone to see. Go drown yourself.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  68. southernwonder

    anderson is very proud of being gay, but is shy. he can not tell you if he is married or who his partner-spouce is. he won't even tell us who of the two drives the car most of the time. but i suppose it is safe to assume anderson is the one who is doing the nagging.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mr.Data

    Hey there Andi .... are you free tonight big boy? I always knew you were a $3 bill.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  70. GaPeach

    To Libmaser: What a stupid comment. What does this have to do with Sandusky. Just because Anderson is gay does not ean he would touch a little boy!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Barrett

      Really?? Where does he draw the line??

      July 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • JulieB

      Yeah, I don't know who would even dare bring up Sandusky!!! He's totally straight and look at what he did!!! To compare Sandusky to anyone, gay or straight? Don't even go there!!

      July 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  71. mike

    just think how many sneek peeks of mens and boys weinies he has gotten over the years in bathrooms or showers? but I guess as your testerone drops as you age and you dont get aroused as easily then its OK to come out, give me a break..

    July 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  72. God Bless AIDS

    People CHOOSE to be gay. Want proof?

    You either believe in God or you don't. If you do believe in God, then why would he create creatures who are Gay? What purpose do they serve? And if you don't, and you believe in evolution, what evolutionary purpose would Gays serve? They can't reproduce, they can't carry on the genes of the species, they're an evolutionary dead end by virtue of the fact that they're gay.

    So either way, people being gay makes no sense unless they choose to be that way.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      Fail. Nobody chooses to be gay. You could've been just as easily as I am. It's all chance.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy from San Francisco

      You're ignorant and should be ashamed. I hope you never procreate...

      July 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • God Bless Abortion

      So he chose to be gay in the same way you chose to be the short bus window licker? I think not..

      July 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawna

      YOU ARE DISGUSTING

      July 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      Gay people are born, not made. What a stupid argument.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo Ann

      I believe in God. I believe that God is infinitely wiser than we are, that His ways are not our ways, and that we belittle Him if we try to say that if something doesn't make sense to us, it must not be His work. I don't understand why God made some people left-handed, others right-handed, why some are tall, others short, why there is such a range in skin and hair colors, why some are color-blind, why some are born with serious health challenges, and so on. God made some people gay. I don't know why, but it is not my job to second-guess Him. My job is to love His children.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      Well spoken, Jo Ann. Thank you.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judicious

      So by your logic infertile woman choose to be infertile and serve no purpose in God's eyes? What about mules?

      July 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • smitvict

      Since people choose to be gay, they must also choose to be straight. Tell me AIDS, when did you choose to be straight? Such a big decision in life – certainly you remember when and what you were doing? Please tell us.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • xthelucky13x

      Um, gay people serve an evolutionary purpose. This world is overpopulated. Imagine if all the gays would procreate. You really think our species could survive longer and better with an overabundance of people, starving, fighting, and dying for resources? The more people without kids, the more attention will be spent on the kids that do exist. And, life isn't about having babies, anyway. It's about living. Also, AIDS is not just a gay thing. It started with a gay person, yes. But not every disease that is started by a straight person is immediately called the "straight" disease. Ahhh people are stupid.

      July 4, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • xthelucky13x

      The world is overpopulated. Gay people don't have babies, usually. Thus, more attention is spent on the children that are born. Ideally, more orphans can be cared for, that is, if the conservatives stop with the whole gays can't raise kids thing. We are alive. We are not baby makers. We can be, but that does not have to define us as humans.

      July 4, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  73. Fran

    Anderson Cooper has established an impressive track record as a jounalist. Gay or not, his reporting is solid and on the radar. I will continue to watch his program.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Libsmasher

    Looks like we have another Jerry Sandusky in the making. Hopefully nobody in his neighborhood has small children.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • michael

      you are disgusting.

      grow up. there is a difference between a gay man and paedophile.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruth C

      Libsmasher. your name speaks for you.libsmasher I already know you are white, uneducated trailor trash empregnating goats in the backwoods..you creep

      July 5, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  75. Mark Strauss

    wow, what a suprise, I never would have guessed, especially wirth the masculine laugh of his. if you believe in god, then admit he mixes up the hormones from time to time, or if you do not beleive, or admit, you just don't know what comes in the afterlife, then you say hey, sometimes nature gets mixed up. reguardless, but everyone has the right to happines, I am glad to hear he can open up and help all the young people who have been struggling to be them selves.
    way to go COOP.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Sal VOce

    OK, I give up. Anderson's gay. That's something that about 99.9% of the world already realized. BIG DEAL! WHO CARES?

    Can we get on with life please and actually have some REALLY NEWSWORTHY stories on CNN????

    Is it really THAT SLOW of a news day????

    All the best, Anderson, but really, this is a NON-EVENT!

    July 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Flatpicker

    I think the reason Gay people make this such a big deal is they are asking for help ?

    July 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Alexander II

    All of you are talking nonsense.Your so called Cristanity rules that condens people just for been different are just stupid.
    What you are promoting is "hate".It was never Jesus`s intention to be call GOD because he was just a man just like you or me.Cristianity was invented by man nor GOD.So please,stop condenning people in the name of Jesus.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  79. gabby

    So What???

    July 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Tired O Da Crap

    I love the whole "you have no right to say what I do in my own home or bedroom!" argument. I agree 100% with you on that. However, when people make this much of an ordeal about 'coming out', it's no longer in the privacy of your own bedroom (and, no one brought it up other than them). Once a public person makes something public about themselves, it's fair game. No one else is forcing him to be "famous" or talk about who/what he does at home!

    July 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alicia Townes

      I hope that you are happy now . That doesn't change the way that feel about him I still like him as a reporter

      July 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Richard Chenier

    I'm straight and you're gay. You know my friend that's OK.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Ginger Pike

    I'm so proud of you right now, I could just give you a hug! Congratulations are in order for taking this courageous step. Because of you, one day, it won't be courageous, it'll just be. And I'm straight.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. JOSE (@MARINEUSMC0311)

    WHAT MAKE GAY PEOPLE BECOME GAY ??????????????????BEYOND ME.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bill R

    Excuse me now while I barf.

    Hey the gay crew has the right to their opinion. I have the right to mine. It's a free country.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      You are correct Bill, it is a free country and you have the right to be as big of idiotic non-contributing zero as you want. I would fight for your right for that on any front, even though we all then have to suffer the concequences of listening to you drool out opinions. Someone, somewhere once must have thought the wheel was a bad idea as well, distant relative of yours????

      July 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Rosemary Scardina

    How christian of so many of you to love your fellow man or woman just as they are. We are only on this earth for a short time and everyone should be given the opportunity (or choice) whatever you like to call it to live their their life. Isn't that why we live in the US?
    Straight or Gay, Native or White, English as your first language or your choice OPEN your mind and live your life not everyone else'.
    As the song says if your Happy you must be arrogant, if your single you must be gay, if your gay why aren't waving your flag.

    If you love God, Love yourself and do as God would do and love everyone else.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Andrew

    Anderson Cooper is gay, I'm shocked!

    July 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Yakobi

    I think the only person who wasn't already aware Anderson Cooper was gay was his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Hap Williams

    If Anderson can do it you can do it Kenny

    July 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Hector

    And the news will be the same. Only this time will be read by an honest person.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DamnDesert

      Anderson really didn't need to come out, it was already pretty obvious.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Howie

    CNN: Putting the "new" in NEWS since... tomorrow.

    Seriously, hasn't everyone known this for several years at least?

    July 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jason Hearst

    There is no truth whatsoever in the statement, “the bible says . . . “. The correct statement would be, “My self-serving interpretation of the bible says . . .” The bible is nothing more than a book which has been translated and edited so many times over the centuries that no one on the planet know its meaning or can prove any part of it is true. One thing is definite however. Listen to a person who quotes it and notice how it is always used to back a point of view. Author Anne Lamott probably said it best. “You can safely assume you have created god in your own image when it turns out that god hates all the same things you do.”

    July 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  92. dwayne Connor

    You know,,,,,,,,I don't have anything against gay's...but you don't see non gay straight folks running around saying "" i'm straight" I'm straight"" I'm straight.....everyone has there right to do and be what they want....That is what America is supposed to be about...however, you can exersise your rights as long as it does not affect my right's...
    If you want to go bob nobbin then that is your business...I don't need to know that and no one else does either. You have effected my rights and I ask you to stand down...
    I don't hate or even dislike gay people...it takes all kinds to make the world go around...It's all good...just keep it to yourself...that's all I'm saying....

    July 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twice

      grant them equal rights, then, it's not a big deal. Similar to racism, if it doesn't exist, who feels compelled to scream about being anything other than white?

      July 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • crs501

      How does someone coming out affect your rights?

      July 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tired O Da Crap

      SO your argument is that peolpe are infringing on the rights of gays – wihtout even knowing that those people are gay??? I mean..."no one knew" he was gay until he came out. So how does a rich famous news man get discriminated against when no one knows he is gay??? You're saying people discriminate against random people who they may think are gay??? Grow Up!

      July 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Linda Newman I

    I agree it is no one's business who you sleep with. Many gay people do not disclose they are gay simply because it gives a forum to the ignorance and moronic comments you see here.
    I think Anderson Cooper is a great journalist and that is all that should matter in his public life.
    Anderson, I still think you are hot as hell even though I probably dont have a chance of ever being your woman.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • swbob

      Opinions like yours are like toliet paper to the cheek. In this case it is a lot bigger then you think

      July 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  94. HearTheTruth

    http://www.Hear-The-Truth.com

    July 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  95. wilmanf

    Being gay is bad for our society. The last time I checked the Bible on this gay issue, being gay is still condemned life style which will lead everyone who chooses this life style straight to hell. Those of us who care about this nation should be very nervous about those who embraced this sinful life style and call it good. we are living the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. Evil and curses are upon us if we do not refute this sinful thing.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twine

      you dumb@ ss fvktard

      July 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • rosaadriana

      Hahahaaaaaa!!! Please get in your time machine and go back to the dark ages.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      Thats why he's says, "If you got one, I'll smoke it" No wonder he laughs like a little girl !!!!!!

      July 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      Hope you come back gay in your next life.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzi

      AWE..I bet you aren't getting any ;)

      July 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • smitvict

      You are correct wil, but just a few verses down, the same book, Leviticus, says I can get slaves from neighboring countries and pass them on to my kids. Do you believe that or are you a "pick and choose" believer in the bible? Pick what works for you and IGNORE the rest.

      July 4, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  96. Ben Unegbe

    Its a shame what the world is coming is coming to! Good is put for bad and bad for good. Good and decent people are treated as evil doers and evil doers are celebrated, the wicked are waxing stronger and bolder. These are signs of the end of the time and how true the WORD of God is! Watch and pray!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ralph

    Haters gotta hate.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      Out with James Earl Jones, "This is CNN!" In with Richard Simmons, "This is GNN! yeay!!"

      July 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jonathan J Tibbs

    Are you kidding me ...

    July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  99. sam

    don't get mad peter puffer, all i am saying is why is comming out is such big deal?you are what you are no matter who you tell....

    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  100. poopdeck

    Is this news to anyone? He cried like a baby when he got punched reporting in Egypt.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Interesting perspective, and I guess the screen name "poopdeck" passes for wit in your circles?? Your sterotypes are well in place I see, however I actually have left my parent's basement and gone out in the world. For every effeminate gay person I've met I have met another who could just kick your A$$ without a second thought. Oh, how I would love to introduce you and your razor quick mind to a few.... Continue to enjoy your mental handicap big man.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • holy hummers batman!

      Oh that was him? And here I thought Deborah Norville had gone butch..

      July 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Mark

    hoemoe

    July 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Why do some of you judge a person by who they sleep with? I do not find it any ones business really. If you like or respect the person who cares what they do at bedtime, not me for sure...sad what this world has become. Lots of you must live in glass houses.You sure throw the stones, must be nice to be so perfect and self righteous...God loves everyone...Period!!!

      July 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  102. shades

    thanks for the info captain obvious

    July 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Keane

    RE: alan
    i doubt if God will bless a sinner ..

    The fact is God loves us all no matter what the sin.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  104. CNN Monitor

    If ANY of you honestly think that AC is going to sit and read through ALL of your comments, then you are silly, and fooling yourself. He has much more important things to do; Like match some lavender paint with the drapes in his sitting room, and plan a few parties that involve a chocolate fountain and a fondue set. ;)

    July 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maureen

      you need to get a life! I sure hope his being gay will not affect your life in anyway!

      July 8, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  105. I am a sinner too

    Cooper writes: "The fact is, I'm gay..". I understand; you see, the "fact" is I am an adulterer, a liar, a bank robber, a Republican, I cheat on my income tax, you name it... Hey, don't blame me, I was born that way!

    July 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave in Portland

      Apparently, you were also born a complete freaking m0r0n. By the way, your statement has no legitimacy.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  106. michael

    I knew there was a reason why I never trusted cooper. Something always raised a flag telling me not to trust him and now I know what it is...he's gay. That's one less viewer for CNN.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • DK

      good riddance.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MD

      That's the most ignorant statement I've ever seen... Just because he's gay doesnt' mean he can't contribute positively to society

      July 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ams301

      What's with this "now that I know he's gay I can't trust what he says"? How about all the straight politicians who cheat and lie and the scammers like Bernie Madoff who cheated people out of millions? Yeah I would really trust them more than a classy guy like Cooper.

      July 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  107. malik

    "The ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts": Love, according to the bible, doesn't mean inserting your "sausage" inside the crack of the person you love. Shame on Cooper. Not watching him anymore.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • SBF

      What a brave move! Not only is he hanesome and smart but brave too! Love you AC. Oh by the way, life's to short for me to judge the human race – I'll leave that to "GOD".

      July 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Md

      We can all sigh with relief. Who gives a crap what you do.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hrg2

      I bet your no fun at parties.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Fred Roberts

    If it took him this long to come out, he sure must NOT be proud of it. What the hell is this world coming to?

    July 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Ernie Douglas

    "Fact is, I need the ratings."

    July 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  110. FajitaBob

    Thanks for sharing. Get back to work.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  111. John Drake

    Fact is, Anderson, we all knew it way long ago, and anyone who has half a brain doesn't care if you're gay. Not to worry, the intelligensia don't think that you're going to infect any impressionable young christian children watching your show and turn them into poofters. Oh, and by the way, it's not necessary for you to prove your manliness by going into war zones and risking your life for the morons who still think that we went into Iraq because of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. But keep up the good work nonetheless.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pitbull

      We all knew that but to tell you the truth, I am sick and tired of hearing about those people coming out and saying they are gay. I am sick of this being thrown in my face. It was better when you stayed in the closet. I now will not watch Anderson Cooper anymore.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  112. brokeback metal worker

    I thought he was too cool to be straight.
    Mr. Anderson is one the better TV news personalities performing today and his being gay has probably has at least a little to do with his likeability and professionalism.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jerry

    Oh NO!!! More "queries" at CNN?! Just kidding. It was soooooooooooo obvious.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  114. TJ

    This guy has been gay forever so this is no news. Get off the set and put a real story on the damn TV.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      So Anderson is gay. Who cares?

      His show is good, and worth watching (except for the rediculist).

      July 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  115. drunkinMIA

    I wonder if he is a "DONOR or RECIPIENT"

    July 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brokeback metal worker

      He's probably not looking for a new partner, although your interest is heartwarming I'm sure...

      July 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Dr. Greg

    Kinda figured out the gay thing after hearing him laugh. A good reporter but really has made less of himself with some of the less than professional things he has done on air lately. Kind of moving more towards Springer. Well all the best to him. Life is too short to judge.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Doc

    Anderson is the BEST! Who cares if he is gay, straights, transgender, etc. He is a human being, a child of God. I tip my hat to him for his bravery in coming out in the type of holier than though society that we are becoming. God Bless Anderson, God Bless you.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • swbob

      Doc you left out God should love the comboys who sleep with sheep and men who sleep with boys. That's right around the corner. You wear out the name of God.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  118. kelvin

    God bless you Anderson and keep up the good work for this country.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  119. kdf

    OK, its finally "written" known knowledge, can we just move on now? He's still a hotty with a cute little smile and laugh... Next Topic please.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  120. yannaes

    Another freak enters the prey...Surprised, NO this is who he attracted in the first place so why not join the "gay parade" what a joke this guy is.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  121. imABeliever

    If a man walks by a house on fire,and he knows another man is inside the house asleep, isn't it the loving thing to do to warn him to flee from the fire before it consumes him?

    Or, should he just soothe him, tell him to go back to sleep, everything will be alright, there's no such thing as fire, etc.?

    The real haters are the ones who tell gays that there's nothing wrong with it and that its normal and healthy. It is neither. True christians are the ones who warn gays to flee from the wrath that is to come.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bertha59

      I don't think so.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • imABelieverButNotBlind

      If you just believe the house is on fire because it is written in a book, then you are really stupid to wake someone up from sleep.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • brokeback metal worker

      You mean like fooling people into thinking there's anything more to life than the biological recycling of all living beings.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Razmataz

    Now come on folks, honestly, is ANYONE surprised???

    July 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  123. jmartin5372

    Anderson Cooper is gay??? What a shocker.......the most surprising thing about this is that he actually had to tell us. I thought everybody knew already.....Maybe Paul Shaffer was right, IT IS RAINING MEN!!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • cynthia

      The measure of a person should be the totality of their life; not who they love but how they love. Anderson models dedication, caring, civic responsibility, integrity and I'm sure a host of other qualities, both good and bad. I think it's arrogant that we should think that our opinion of him should matter, and more arrogant that we feel we have a right to express it despite none of us having personal knowledge of the man.
      I salute you, Anderson, for the courage to come forward so that perhaps fewer of our children will suffer. Thanks.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  124. jmartin5372

    Anderson Cooper is gay??? What a shocker.......the most surprising thing about this is that he actually had to tell us. I thought everybody knew already.....Maybe Paul Shaffer was right, IT IS RAINING MEN!!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  125. ctoINoc

    Gay, straight or indifferent . . . . I DON'T CARE!! Anderson Cooper has ALWAYS been the man!!! His professionalism and knowledge is stellar . . . he is a true credit to his craft. Anderson, I love and admire you . . . . always!! Stay true to who you are!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • plush

      are you sure, he could be the b!tch in the relationship

      July 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carla

      totally agree. It's such nonsense that so much hype and media coverage is given to the story of Anderson being gay. When can it just be what it is without ancellary commentary...and not have to be celebrated (in good spirit), or on the bad side, derided?

      Anderson is Anderson, and does a great job. Could care less that he's gay. ;)

      July 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helene C.

      I salute you, Anderson, for the courage to come forward so that perhaps fewer of our children will suffer. Thanks

      July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • swbob

      You should ask him for a date

      July 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  126. amanda

    when my mother and i found out a few months ago we cried-i kid you not. but we wouldn't care if he was purple and polka dotted he's our favorite news anchor and always will be! we love you silver fox!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  127. sarah

    Everyone knew that Anderson was gay. It is really a shame, such a waste of a specimen.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Jenn

    Good for you AC! Thanks for going public & showing the world another positive example of a gay person who has honesty, integrity, intelligence and is a force for good in the world.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  129. bunbytes

    No surprise. It makes no difference to me. He's a good journalist and good looking, too!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Newmoon2

    Gay or straight, I don't really care one way or the other. I understand Cooper's reasons for making his orientation known and I applaud it. He's the same person today he was BEFORE he came out. I can't wait until this type of thing is a non-issue and no one blinks an eye or even thinks about it.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Emma

    YOU ARE WHAT? WHO CARES!!!! What story are your working on? See ya tonight on the show!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Emma

    YOU ARE WHAT? WHO CARES!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  133. nyc212gr

    This is not news, everyone already knew you were gay! And, you're into Asian men. Duh...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Bear

    His little girl giggles let you know he's a total bottom.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Joe

    This affects my life... zero. I like Anderson's reporting and commentary... always one of my favorites.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Rudy

    I had found this man's demeanor troubling and therefore I never watch him. He was a phony to me and because he cannot confront his guests, he cuts them off or talk over them. Mama's rotten spoilled boy.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • HenryB

      Nobody cares about your opinion Rudy. That is except for you, of course.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      You are right Rudy. I am glad there is someone else out there who can spot a phony. This guy is a complete phony and just like Obama, he can lead the blind right off a cliff.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • What you talking bout "rudy"?

      Rudy, if you never watch, then how do you know all these things about AC?

      And if you don't care, then why are you here making comments?

      Maybe, you'd be happy if you didn't lead a life of such dichotomy.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  137. jrcomo35713

    who cares, just deliver the news.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Alien101

    He sucks ans swallows, that's all there is to it! Poopy Coopy is his new nick. :)

    July 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  139. RH

    Don't care if you're gay. Don't care if you're straight. I just don't care.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  140. So what!

    Not news and who gives a d a m n?.....

    July 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  141. John

    This is news? No one cares~!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corrine E.

      Did you click on this article thinking it would be about Syria? Silly you!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Sad but Cool

    I have never known this about Anderson Cooper. I am female and have always had a crush, haha! Sad day. Some of the best ones are either gay or taken, but good for him. Still one of my favorite reporters.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Disgusted II

    WHOA! Yea! Hip-hip hooray!!! At the rate we are going there is going to be plenty of room in heaven. Just nasty...SMDH...WOW the world we live in! I guess some of us are just in a rush for the end of the world...lol

    July 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • pippin

      do you really believe there is a place in heaven for someone like you?

      July 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Revolver64

    Why do people find this so offensive? Does it affect you at all? Is it any of your business? It's not any different than listening to a straight reporter. Get over yourselves people.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • flatpicker

      What do you mean it's not our business. If it's not our business then why have a press conference and announe it to the world ? Typical Gay person. Hey everyone, look at me, No I want you to look at me. I am Gay and I want you to know I am gay blah blah blah.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jack 1

      No, it's not our business so don't tell us. keep it to yourself. these gays seem to want to get everyones acceptance for their perversion.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • swbob

      It is offensive that he must use the media platform to promote his own gay agenda.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  145. jack 1

    We all knew he was gay, what's the news and who cares? Why don't you dgay people keep it to yourselves. we don't go around anouncing we're straight. Gays, think about the kids and quit being so selfish

    July 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  146. oh billy

    poop chute coop

    July 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Alex

    That is wonderful! Now it must be much easier to live your life, less complicated :)

    July 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. valkraider

    I like all the people who post stuff like "no one cares" but they not only clicked on and read an article about it, but also took the time to scroll down all the way and comment on it. I guess they are "closet" interested parties?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  149. KeepU

    Yes you’r ‘coz you didn’t have guts to admit that until now.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  150. RunfortheHills

    NO WAY!

    I had NO IDEA at all.. never saw that coming... never in a million years...

    Right... haha...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Eric

    So nasty. I will never watch that sicko again....gross! Who likes poop? Apparantly Cooper.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Gray

    Anderson, We have know you were gray for a long time. Anyone who looks at you can tell you are gray. I think you have been gray your whole life. It isn't improtant to us whether you are gray.....what's that?

    OH! GAY! My bad....I thought we were talking about his hair color.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  153. iBernard

    Anderson: I respected you whether or not you were in or out of the public closet, although I thought you could do a great deal by being out. I never gave a thought to the harm you could bring to others in countries where being gay is punishable by dealth. But I will say that I had MORE respect for you when you giggled like a little schoolgirl on your own show when you just totally lost it on air over "that French actor who peed in public on zee plane." Anyone who can see so much of man's brutality to man (and women), witness death, hunger, and the darkest of the darkest parts of hell, and can emerge somewhat unscathed to the point where he can just laugh his own ass off to the point where I couldn't stop laughing is a great human being in my book. Thanks for publicly announcing your part of the club. I think it's as ground-breaking as President Barack Obama being President of The United States. Call me sometime; I want to photograph your portrait!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  154. cindy

    Anderson, you're amazing. Love you!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  155. flatpicker

    Gay. Blah Blah Blah. You better accept me Blah Blah Blah. I am proud blah blah blah I want to be married blah blah blah. America is becoming the armpit of the world.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzi

      thats ok...Canada ,,,the Netherlands..Spain..all have GAY MARRIAGE....your argument makes so sense :) nice to know you don't think beyond the USA

      July 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Curly

    I for one AM NOT a christian, I am an open minded straight individual. However I do not care what people do in their bedroom as long as they are consenting ADULTS. i have male friends who are gay, and they are a riot to be around, mainly because I don't have to worry about them trying to get into my pants.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  157. José

    Hey CNN, please copy the Yahoo method of displaying first the top rated messages so I don't have to read so much garbage written by so many trolls.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  158. PumpNDump

    Everyone here know's that "Beautiful Vixen" is just another corpulently obese "BBW". Gag, vomit, convulse, pass out. Fat women are disgusting.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      So, "PumpNDump" you are attacking a woman in a blog about a man who has recently come out of the closet... Sounds like someone's a little bitter, ANGRY and most of all jealous of the life Anderson is now able to live... Keep it up, I am finding this VERY amusing and you are making an A55 of yourself! GOOD JOB!

      July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  159. stud

    don't you remember the little girl laugh attack he had? No surprise here.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Flatpicker

    I wonder if they have ordered his gay trophy yet ?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  161. PumpNDump

    NOBODY Cares. Get a life.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  162. vince

    so your gay, i do not care, i liked you a week ago i like you today and i will like you tomorrow Anderson. you are a great reporter and i like the way you deliver the news, you got style man.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  163. RachelN

    He's an unbelievable journalist, talented, successful, AND gay. What's the big deal people!!!!??? How about live and let live why don't you instead of passing judgement on others.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Really?

    Wow, knock me over with a rainbow feather. Another fact? Nobody watches your show or your network.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  165. peick

    If you stop and really think about it, what is there to be proud of? Proud that you put your pencil in someone's Uranus? Proud that you offend people? Proud that you follow your own desires and don't restrain your pleasures under a moral code?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • DavidFKingston

      3 cheers for Anderson Cooper!

      Embracing how God made you and showing it to the world is a beautiful moment!

      GAY = OK! :)

      I can't wait to watch AC 360 tonight!

      July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      I had to LOL at the whole "moral code being broken" thing.

      You're funny, because to me it's the Pope and his little dirty secrets that are breaking moral codes.

      But thanks for the laugh honey bun!

      July 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  166. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg

    Come on! Sing along mah N1GGAZ

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  167. FoolKiller

    What's next? Will the Pope announce that he is Catholic???

    July 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  168. tmayder

    Cooper, straight = boring. Cooper, gay = boring
    Why do so many people care? We should only be concerned about our own lives. I find it astonishing that some would feel they have been appointed by God to deal out judgement and punishment. Why stress ourselves over other people's choices in life when those choices do not effect us personally? Have your own lives become so boring that you live vicariously through others in order to feel something? I feel terribly sorry for you. I hope you find a better way...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  169. F.Drew Hall

    I thought it was most 'common perception' that Andreson you were Gay,however,I must say I am quite puzzled as to why NOW and that I am disappointed in you that you as a 'public' personality,were not able to be courageous and open & hoenst a LONG time ago.The difference it may have made in so many young people's life,that need a positive role model,many that committed suicide after feeling life was not worth it,being castigated at home,church,school,and every moment of their life was challenged by peresecution and harassment,and hopelessness.While you obviously come from a privileged background,you have likely been able to live your life on your own terms,and make up the rules as you have gome along,however,have no clue as to the magnitude of despair and demoralization 'ordinary' young people go through facing the reality of something this profound in their life.My only hope is that this recent 'Outing; will inspire the thousands of public (and private) people to join our minority and profess this lifelong orientation,that we did NOT choose it,however,it is whom we are,and that we in our collective ways,will try to make the world a better place for our fellow Gays,and to finally realize the equality and END the civil rights discrimination it has always brought us.What actually is more important that this ? To be treated the same as any 'straight' person,and afforded the same lifestyle choices as any other human being.!!!! :)

    July 3, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  170. dwadaf

    Anderson, we already knew, and it doesn't matter to those of us who respect you and the work you do.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  171. Angelo

    Oh...you're gay, Anderson? That's cool...now, what news do you have for me?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  172. mark rodby

    same guy you were yesterday. you're a talented newsman and i wish you well. no room on this planet for bigotry, intolerance, fearmongering and hate.......unless of course, you're a republican

    July 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  173. Brian in DC

    No surprise here. The gaydar was howling whenever I saw him on TV. I see this announcement as a ploy to get people to watch their crappy "news" channel.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  174. Gay Disco Torture

    I can't shut it out! Please kill me now!

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  175. Ivan

    Very very sad. What is going on with this world?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

      Isn’t it obvious? Say…as obvious as Cooper being gay. You primitive types are being phased out.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • chronickelly

      The world is growing and progressing is include all aspects of humanity. It's a good thing. Kinda like the black movement and women's rights. Sometimes change is uncomfortable until you open up your mind and look at the big picture.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karina

      What is sad is your comment. Anderson is happy so why are you sad? This world is finally coming to the realization that all people should be able to be who they are, and not hide behind a facade to placate the likes of you.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Rlg

    Anderson Cooper is a great journalist and the fact that he's gay doesn't matter in the least.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  177. Gnawing into your mind endlessly...

    OMG...for the love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph make it stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  178. no nothing

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I am surprised. He never gave any gay vibe.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  179. Over and Over and Over again....

    This is going to obsess you for the rest of the day. You will hear nothing else in your mind. Only this music. There is no escape. Resistance is futile.

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  180. jack 1

    Big Deal...you're gay...Keep it to yourself. I'm sick of hearing about gays

    July 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  181. WoooooooooooooWoooooooooooo

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  182. Captain O

    In other News of the Obvious....

    July 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  183. nat

    who cares if he's gay?! He's still an intelligent individual who is also well rounded. We should not judge or stop watching his shows hmmm @ simeon: you're being very petty and close minded its 2012!!

    July 3, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  184. valkraider

    I don't think most of you even read the article. He states clearly why he "came out". First, he was already completely out to all his friends, family, and colleagues. He only came out "publicly" because he felt that by "hiding" it he was giving the impression that it was something to be ashamed of. It is not. However in many communities – being "out" is dangerous, people get beaten and killed for being gay. That is why it is valuable that people who are in the public eye are honest about this. It has a huge impact on some people's lives. Just this week in Memphis, TN – in one of the most liberal areas of the whole region, a woman in a restaurant was beat right there in the restaurant because the man did not like that she was a lesbian. Right there just sitting in a restaurant eating. Beaten. For. Being. Gay. "America! F_ck Yeah!"

    July 3, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Crocky

      I hear ya. When I heard about the attack on the local news (yes, I live in Memphis), I will admit that I was surprised, because Memphis is really a laid back city when it comes to LGBT issues. Most of the problems have been in the African American community and the violence happening there, so when I heard about this...man, it took me aback.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fafd THE SOUTH

      "one of the most liberal areas in the whole region". Dude, it's in Tennessee. It's a Southern shlthole.

      Southerners should be genocided.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Gaybasher

    If you have nothing better in life to be "proud" of (really? "proud"?) than what type of hole you decide to stick your penis in then you should probably re-evaluate your situation and get your life sorted.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • gin

      I think you are carrying around way too much anger, it must be difficult. Relax, try to enjoy what life you have and good luck.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      I've read the article three times, and I still don't see where he said he wasn't more proud of anything except being gay. Get a life, loser.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Really need to try something a bit more original.....your line is rather boaring and ineffective as the bra you wear under your t shirt.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

      You’re so right… he, Anderson Cooper, star of his own show has nothing better in life to be proud of. That’s why he has been rubbing it in your face this entire time.

      You are the moron of the day sir

      July 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Atlantaguy

      Get a life loser. You sound like some uneducated, closet case moron. . Your screenname alone says it all.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Ana

    I'm so proud of Anderson for doing this. The hateful rhetoric that's followed the post on this article is the exact reason he's decided to make this portion of his life public. He is right that visibility raises awareness and ultimately sympathy and acceptance. We cannot fear the dark if there is no dark to fear.

    Thank you, Mr. Cooper, for being brave for those of us who can't.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  187. ab

    I thought this was already common knowledge.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  188. Let's all dance and celebrate how cool gay people are!

    I threw a wish in the well,
    Don't ask me, I'll never tell
    I looked to you as it fell,
    and now you're in my way

    I trade my soul for a wish,
    pennies and dimes for a kiss
    I wasn't looking for this,
    but now you're in my way

    Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, skin was showin'
    Hot night, wind was blowin'
    Where you think you're going, baby?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    You took your time with the call,
    I took no time with the fall
    You gave me nothing at all,
    but still, you're in my way

    I beg, and borrow and steal
    At first sight and it's real
    I didn't know I would feel it,
    but it's in my way

    Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, skin was showin'
    Hot night, wind was blowin'
    Where you think you're going, baby?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Before you came into my life
    I missed you so bad
    I missed you so bad
    I missed you so, so bad

    Before you came into my life
    I missed you so bad
    And you should know that
    I missed you so, so bad

    It's hard to look right,
    at you baby,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Hey, I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    And all the other boys,
    try to chase me,
    but here's my number,
    so call me, maybe?

    Before you came into my life
    I missed you so bad
    I missed you so bad
    I missed you so so bad

    Before you came into my life
    I missed you so bad
    And you should know that

    So call me, maybe?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  189. CP

    Hey, imABeliever, save us some seats in Hell, because I am certain you'll be there awaiting us. You are one ignorant moron.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • imABeliever

      CP, I don't claim to be anything other than a hell-deserving sinner saved by grace. Just like everybody else, I've broken all 10 of God's commandments, at least in the spirit of the law. You need to compare yourself to God's eternal holy law. Have you ever lied? If so, you're a liar. Have you ever stolen? If so, you're a thief. Have you ever looked on a woman with lust? Jesus said that's committing adultery in your heart. If you've broken God's law, you'll be judged guilty on the day of judgement and will be cast into the lake of fire. But, God isn't willing that any should perish, but that all should repent. Jesus died on the cross and paid for the penalty of your sins, so that if you repent and turn from them, He'll declare that your fine is already paid in full. You'll be granted to enter into eternal life, which is a free unmerited gift. That's the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it's the truth.

      I don't claim to be sinless, just a beggar telling other beggars where they can find the bread of life.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Will

    Since we're supposed to be "proud" of what holes we stick our penises in, one time when I was 13 I stuck my penis in a vacuum cleaner. I'm a vacuumcleaner-o-se_xual. I'm loud and PROUD! I demand equal rights for the rest of my brethren and the right to marry vacuum cleaners too, and not to be looked at funny when I walk around in public with a vacuum cleaner hose on my "nozzle"

    July 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      I didn't know they made micro attachments for vacuum cleaners! I hope you enjoyed that, Little Willy, as it is likely the closest to actual s e x you will ever get...

      July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • czar33

      Hey Anderson,
      I bet you had 'ONE H_E_C_K' of a time playing-dress-up with Mommies clothes!

      July 3, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • PumpNDump

      99.9% of all women who name themselves "beautiful vixen" are fat slobs, unattractive and have lots of cats. Lol

      July 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Simeon

    Won't be watching his programs or interviews anymore...

    July 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      Hmmm... Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't simeon the latin word for monkey? Very fitting!

      July 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • nat

      that's really dumb of you.

      .

      July 3, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Steve

      Well, Vixen should have done a little research. Anyone who says "correct me if I am wrong" should try to make sure they are right before they speak.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  192. Nena Woo

    Anderson, i am proud of you! You are whom GOD has made you to be.. a great man! Now that you have opened up your personal life to the world and have layed down your burden. Live your life! For you God this and God thats... you are too sinners and have fallen short of the GLORY! Stand in the mirrow and cast your pocket full of stones at yourself! Theres no sin above another... Worry about your judgement day... for it is soon to come for you! Keep your head up Anderson! xoxoxo

    July 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • John-117

      ...Wow he's gay. Big deal! I don't know what there is to be proud of him for? That's like being proud of someone for existing. Yawn.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Gaybasher

      "You are whom GOD has made you to be." So were Hitler and Charles Manson

      July 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Gaybasher

      If you have nothing better in life to be "proud" of (really? "proud"?) than what type of hole you decide to stick your penis in then you should probably re-evaluate your situation and get your life sorted

      July 3, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  193. droven

    Ratings must be down. Anyway, yes Anderson Cooper is so gay!

    July 3, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  194. chilipepper

    What a boring subject. Announcing that you are Gay now is only used to get a unfair advantage in the PC work place.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  195. indigo

    Anderson Cooper is Anderson Cooper, the same person who is, was, and will be a respected journalist. Nothing has changed, except perhaps more respect for coming out and saying he's gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  196. johnquepublique

    So, Anderson likes to take it up the ol' "360"...no news here...

    July 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  197. Olaf Big

    Oh? For some reason I could never visualize Anderson making out with a girl. No matter, he is a square guy and a fine journalist.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  198. ngeorgianow

    OK, now on to the news. Why do these posts have to turn so hateful. I am a Christian, he is gay. Why does there have to be such angry dialogue on this? Confused.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      One more reason NOT to watch the Clinton News Network. I stand for morality. If a guy wants to S&%$# another guy ...keep it to yourself.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      It's not Christians, it's the work of a handfull of bored, phobic, teenage BOYS!

      July 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  199. DarKPenguiN

    -In other "news" Bears do in fact crap in the woods and water is wet-

    Who didnt know this?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  200. hiphop

    I'm just glad there are no gay farmers. We need real grounded people to supply the world's food supply.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  201. Larry

    There's only one reason that I would care if he was gay, and that is if I was hot for him. I'm not, I'm straight, and I'm sick and tired of everyone making a big deal about who's gay and who's straight. If you're REALLY about equality, equal treatment, and anti-discrimination, stop making such a big freakin' deal about who's gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  202. Michael

    Anderson,
    We will always respect you no matter who you 'prefer.' It doesn't matter to us.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  203. Guest

    Why is good looking rich guy like Cooper has to be Gay and ugly ones like Hugh Hefner are NOT?

    July 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  204. sunflower

    This isn't really "news". I've known this for quite some time.....but have to say it's a damn shame for the ladies coz he is HOT!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  205. God of Abraham

    I don't understand why people that call themselves christians can hate so vehemently. Christians are such sad, pathetic little hypocrites. No wonder people are leaving christianity. Who wants to belong to a religion that is only filled with hatred and contempt? I'm a gay man myself and I only want to be accepted.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      As a Christian man I don't hate you. I certainly hate your lifestyle!! If Christianity stands for nothing, it will fall for anything. The gay lifestyle is contrary to God's nature, just the same as is lying, stealing, murder, pedophilia. Your struggles for acceptance are between you and God. You CANNOT expect the Christian church to condone your lifestyle.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom Cruise

      Bend over and I will baptize you with holy semen

      July 3, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • gin

      I think you need to realize these posts are by people in general who are unhappy with their lives and therefore hateful. That's it, period. Ignore the ignorance and try to feel sorry for them.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  206. NorCalMojo

    Now there's a surprise.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  207. What'sTheBigDeal?

    I love you Anderson Cooper. My family and I will continue to be huge fans. Why would that change? You didn't change. We didn't change. You're wonderful same as you were two days ago. It's that simple. Sorry you have to suffer the bigots. Hopefully, you don't read these stupid comments anyway.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  208. joanne

    Noo, who did not know, I wish they would all stay in the closet till the end of time then go to their home in HELL

    July 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • alex peterson

      You must be a christian to spew such hate.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Naama Mullen

      If they are condemned to hell, surely they will join you there as a result of your hate filled heart. I cannot imagine if there is a heaven that people like you who harbor so much hatred of other human beings could be admitted. It is so sad to see such vitriol and hatred of people that have done nothing to you, your family or community.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  209. Levelheaded

    Anderson, I respect you as a journalist and as an entertainer. Please explain the apparent paradox: you refer to a "reporter’s shield of privacy" yet so many reporters justify intrusion into other's lives as not merely a right but a duty. Who draws that line, Mr. Cooper? Who gets privacy and who does not? How much? Do journalists sometimes go too far?
    I wish you well in your work.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  210. Karin

    Anderson,
    We love who you are and always have been. Your preference does not matter to us.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  211. Michael

    You are now counted, Anderson.
    Can we get a count on the number of people who are uncomfortable with gays?
    Can we get a count on the number of people who are uncomfortable with the people who are uncomfortable with gays?
    I hope this dialogue continues so people can be comfortable with people.
    That's how bullying ends.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  212. God of Abraham

    I, the God of Abraham am a GAY GOD! I love my gay children more than my straight children. Anybody that hates is a hypocrite and under my law should be stoned.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • MichaelP

      You are either blind, stupid, or both. Or did you post this just to get a knee-jerk reaction? Mercy, love, and forgiveness always trump the law. It violates God's nature to "love" someone more than he "loves" another. You posting that od is gay just shows what an utter and complete imbecile you are.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • swbob

      Give up smoking the bath salts before you eat somones face

      July 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Ballesco

    I did not know the Christian God was the all-knowing, all-empowering god of all time and all history. No dinosaurs, no billion year old planet, just a magical week if creation. Learn some science people. You don't necessarily have to believe in science, just like I don't have to believe in your forced indoctrination of Christian religion. AC's biological human behavior is what nature intended. Your inept understanding of life is your problem, not his. By coming out, he's another number in the millions of us worldwide who are tired of being shunned, misunderstood, named an illness – and a sin. You need enlightenment.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • MichaelP

      Your post was well written! You certainly are not forced to believe in any vestige of Christianity!! A 'god" who forces his love would, in my opinion, be guilty of rape! But don't single out the Christians! The world's 3 major religions at least agree on this point: There is no religious or scientific evidence that gay is inherent or genetic. Islam and Judaism and Christianity all agree on this. No one is born gay, and it is contingent on you, since you brought it up, to find one scientific study that even remotely supports it.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  214. Ted

    Looks like we have another Jerry Sandusky in the making.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Idiot...

      July 3, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • ReallyTed?

      There's a world of difference between a pedophile rapist and a gay man. You're comparing two men who have absolutely nothing in common besides being men. If the average gay guy went around raping kids, then EVERYONE in the world would have been raped by a gay guy at some point or another. Come on man, really? Serial killers are typically straight. By default, does that make you a serial killer. No, it doesn't. Bat S&*t crazy maybe, but not a serial killer.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  215. Spock

    That sure explains alot his attacks during his interviews... Adam and Eve Anderson, NOT Adam and Jose

    July 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • ballesco

      A lot is two words. Guess there will be some dumb people in hell too.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  216. jdj

    Anderson is right that God has given him the ability to love, but God did not want Anderson to use this ability to commit unmentionable things. God created all of us and desires for all of us to turn to Him and leave behind our sin. Jesus' sacrifice paid the sin debt for all of the world. We only need to accept this free gift.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  217. God of Abraham

    Gay people are so easily trolled. And you're all going STRAIGHT TO HELL

    July 3, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • JusDav

      so, Abraham is someone you look up too, biblically speaking….
      Abraham was such a good person, that when he could not get children from his wife, he took another wife, got her pregnant… THEN, after he had a kid he kicked the new wife to the curb and took the child BACK to his first wife to raise as their own… and THAT was the LAST time we heard about the second wife. Abraham probably had her killed… (ok, that is just my opinion based on nothing), but the fact is the new wife’s story ended.. Yes, now THAT is a man I can look up too!!! NOT~~

      So much for your “god” of Abraham……
      Poor ignorant religious bass tar d that you are…

      Cheers
      jusDav

      July 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  218. Don

    He does look and act gay to me, but honestly, who cares. I wish just the opposite – I will everyone who is gay would come out once and for all so we can all move on. Who you are going to bed with or where you go in the afterlife does not me anything to anyone but you, and life will go on no matter what anyone thinks. Live your life.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  219. tebojockey

    Well, this certainly explaint a lot of his leanings and his defense of certain issues and the creation of news rather than simply reporting it. Who's next? Jack Cafferty?

    July 3, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  220. ICE

    This is disappointing as I thought this was either well know or irrelevant to his fantastic career. Also, this is not really news.... just celebrity gossip.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  221. Catzie53

    My first thought was, who cares!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • WhiteSaladin

      And in other breaking news, water has been discovered to be wet.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  222. Dave

    Man I am so sick of this gay thing. I wish they would all stay in the closet. They make it seem like it's the cool thing to do these days. I can't think of any other country in the world that flaunts this stuff like America. What a bunch of sickos.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Wholly Mary

      The lady doth protest too much methinks! Seek immediate mental health.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I'm just a big angry closeted gay man myself.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Is this supposed to coincide with the Tom Cruise divorce?

      July 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      I'm sure a person like you would have said the same thing about the African Americans back in the sixties, it's people like you who hold back the full potential of this country. I'm all for America, but I really believe in that freedom thing, unlike yourself. One is not sick by simply being themselves, I'm not gay but I can understand their plight. Just a question, when did you decide to be straight? What if I you were called sick for being attracted to women your whole life and you were ridiculed for it? You would most likely say, hey this is the way I am, I'm not hurting anybody, and I'm going to stand up for myself. Only when you can put yourself in someone Else's shoes can you truly understand why the freedom to be out in the open with such things is what truly makes this country so great. God Bless America and her Gays! ... and everybody else in this country with the courage to stand up for themselves as well! In conclusion it is you who is sick sir for wanting to destroy freedom and what has made America so great in the first place.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Naama Mullen

      @ Dave, you state that you don't want to hear about gay people yet you took the step of clicking on the link, reading the article and listening to news reports about gay people. Here is a little revelation my friend: YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLICK ON LINKS TO SUCH STORIES OR LISTEN TO NEWS REPORTS ABOUT GAY PEOPLE. You do so to fuel your own rage instead of maintaining your peaceful little existence and not engaging in such media. There are hundreds of thousands of other stories in the media that have nothing to do with gays if you so chose to tune in to media that doesn't "make you sick"...GET HELP!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  223. tootsies1948

    Then again I recognize that I'm a closeted gay and that I'm just afraid my family and co-workers will find out. Stand up America! Stand up for GAY RIGHTS! Christianity tells us to love one another, so I am going to do just that. I love myself and everyone else for being gay!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Joanna

      Tootsies... No it does not. Even animals know who to "love."

      July 3, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • opinionguru

      There is no need to in the closet (unless you fear for your safety). I am a devout Christian and do NOT hate gays or lesbians. The only thing I hate (which is a strong word) is the evil that Satan wreaks upon God's people. If I can't be forgiving of others sin, how can I expect to be forgiven of my own? Contrary to media indoctrination, the "Radical Right" is just as small a fringe group as the "Liberal Left". Most Christians I know are more interested in how they live their lives for Christ than condemning anyone.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  224. tootsies1948

    It's Obvious to me now,that the People in CONTROL of the PRESS, like MSN,CNN, etc., (except FOX), are radical People with a Sinful Lifestyle. Pushing a lifestyle where anything is a GO.............STAND UP AMERICA!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Hans in Hartford

      I am baptizing the hate out of you. Get out Fox. The power of reason compels you to leave the ignorance of this person. You are clean. Now go and think ignorant thoughts no more. You are free my child.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • inkhogneato

      Derp.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • tootsies1948

      I hat fox news. It's filled with little people like myself. That's why I read CNN because I love to put people down and act like a retard just to hurt others. Jesus is dead and SATAN is my LORD and Savior!!!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  225. pastmormon2

    He's the same reporter he always was. People have always respected and admired the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, why should anyone look at him differently now? The reason gay people come out of the closet, especially those in the lime-light, is because the younger generation needs someone to look up to. They need someone they can hope to be like someday even if they are hated at home or at school while they are young. Every youngster needs a hero and Anderson Cooper has shown us that he can rise above the shame and hatred to be successful and respected.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  226. BumBoJet

    nothing in the media surprises me anymore. We all know that the show business is full of gays (TV, Radio, Cinema, and so on). If one wants to be a certain celebrity on TV at least they have to be gay. So no surprise. What really gets me mad is America is setting the wrong example to the world with all this gay this and gay that. I am really fed of American way of life that everyone is trying to copy even this gay stuff.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeD

      Move to another country then. You're obviously not intelligent enough to live in a free nation.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • ddrew78

      If you don't like it, leave. Nobody is forcing you to live here.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • marie666

      America setting an example? Gay marraige is legal in Canada, Mexico, Argentina and most European countries. America is a follower and has lost its leadership.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • thomasismental

      I've got something to feed you!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  227. doublellnfl

    With all that is going on in the world, Who really cares if he is gay, lets concern ourselves with real problems, guess his ratings are down to bring this up..

    July 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I care. This fairy is seen world wide and there are plenty of people out there that will think he represents "normal" when noting could possibly be farther from the truth. Yeah, I care. A lot.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  228. @prepare4lowrates

    Prepare AC360 u going down... I dont know if I feel sorry or not fo u!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  229. Who

    He looks gay. I'm pretty sure his mother turned him gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  230. RT

    Well, that explains his girly giggle recently.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeD

      Okay, RT, now that we've got that out of the way, how do we explain yours?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  231. rh

    I've always thought it funny that people are assumed straight unless someone says otherwise.

    And I always think it funny that "gay" is a shortcut for saying "I have s3x with people of my own gender".

    If people came out by saying "I am Anderson Cooper and I have s3x with people of my own gender", would there be the same support? Because I'm pretty sure that it is both none of anyone else's business, and everyone would say TMI.

    I also wonder why if someone is gay, and they change to straight, they are "betraying what they really are" but if they are straight, and change to gay, they are "admitting that they are gay". What about admitting that you are straight?

    July 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  232. Confirmation

    Slow news day – who was actually surprised by this?

    So what CNN, your prized son is gay. Does he just eat red meat or is he a vegetarian?

    See, some may be offended of AC is only a red meat eater.

    Can't please everyone with this announcement.

    The world is evolving, soon no more straight people. They are obsolete. Not fit to exist. If you read the bloggers proud of this news. And how they attack those who opposed AC's preverted behavior. Yes, interest in only the same se-x is preverted. We don't have to be considered bashers because we disagree. If two men can make one baby without a female involved – then you have a story. Men do not have wombs. Don't carry eggs. Don't ovulate.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  233. mikrik13

    You, and apparently everyone else who needs more attention than the already have. But somehow, everyone knew before your big announcement.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  234. Lou50

    hopefully he will say this again in a few days so I can twice not care!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  235. sknipp09@roadrunner.com

    Live and let live! Anderson is a great reporter and nothing has changed about him. I wish him only happiness.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  236. Jason

    This must be embarrassing for CNN. Not the part where he's gay, but the part where he came out to a different publication and then CNN was the last to report it.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  237. MMeans

    Duh

    July 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  238. HouMom

    While I'm not surprised I was holding out hope!! Ahhh well – still love you Anderson!!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  239. Obama Bin Laden

    He, and the rest of his gay liberal America-hating buddies, should go to Afghanistan or "Palestine" and hang out with the Islamo-fascists they love so much and are empowering. They'd just love to decapitate these gays - they hate them even more than we do

    July 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      I love how my being gay is the root of all of America's problems. Scapegoat much?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • MMeans

      I'm a liberal, straight, not too much in love with our country of fat, lazy, uneducated people. I hated GW, not a huge fan of Obama. However, I was also 11B with 82ndAB, so your stupid comment is a generalization and not appreciated. It's morons like you that make most people not like their fellow countrymen.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  240. Joe B

    Who cares that he is a gay, talk about how he helped support the so-called Arab Spring aka the Islamist Spring

    July 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  241. Mohammad

    Was this supposed to be a shock?

    July 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  242. AvgJoe123456

    And this is news ?...How?....I thought we all knew this. ........Want a real news story, how about a Straight celeb coming out as Straight. This whole coming out thing makes me sick. It,s like a demented Fad, Turned into a Gay Right of Passage. It is none of our business (Americas / World) what you do in your bedroom, lets keep that way. Live and let live.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  243. Mike in SA

    What a...shocker? Is that what it's supposed to be? Cooper saying he's gay is like Jillian Michaels or Queen Latifa coming out. It's anti-climatic. Ummm...yeah...ummm...not sure why you were keeping your "secret"...we already knew.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  244. RICHARD

    AMERICA WENT FROM BEING A COUNTRY THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD ENVIED, TO A FLAMER-FILLED SOCIALIST CARBON COPY OF EUROPE BUT WITH MORE "EQUAL" BLACK AND EMXICAN CRIMINAL PARASITES AND CRAPPIER ROADS. DISGUSTING.

    LIBERALS ARE JUST SQUATTING OVER AMERICA'S DEAD CORPSE AND ARE SPRAYING DIARRHEA AT IT AT THIS POINT. YOU ACHIEVED WHAT LENIN, STALIN, HITLER, MAO, CASTRO, BIN LADEN ETC COULD NENVER HAVE ACHIEVED - YOU DESTROYED AMERICA BY USURPING HER, EVISCERATING HER, AND TURNING HER INTO THIS SOCIALIST HUSK THAT SUPERFICIALLY RESEMBLES THE ORIGINAL BUT IS JUST A SOULLESS SOCIALIST DUMP JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD. CONGRATULATIONS.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      You're a hoot at parties, I'm sure.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • LiberaLIowan

      Thanks, it wasn't a problem.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeM

      I am sad to say, but you're right.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • reverend rick

      halleluia, praise the lard

      July 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Grape Drink

      AC not working in your trailer today Cletus?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Evelyn

      Richard,

      Your rant doesn't sound more intelligent or less bigoted because you used all caps. You need some serious medication.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Clyde-Hamilton

      But mainly, I'll remember the laughter.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Stop screaming and go back to your cabin in the woods that you call a command center.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Motambo Katembe

      I bet that behind all the anger lies a real excremental human being who really loves his country. wewe ni mbwa kichaa

      July 3, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      crappy roads??? well that was uncalled for!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Valhalla

      Scandanavia is a socialist paradise. You should move there and be a happy white person.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Lolcatz

      HAHAHAHHHAHAHA... You sooooo missed the point of what America is all about. What a tool.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      I especially like the all caps. It gives it that "pink scented resume, I'm incapable of having a rational conversation with anyone" feel.
      Give me a break. Sorry that society is evolving and you're too far behind.
      Perhaps next time you could quote Leviticus that being gay is a sin. Oh wait, that's right, Christians have stopped doing that because it also came to light in Leviticus that all of you who wear polyester blends should be stoned to death. Can't pick and choose what we read out of the Bible, after all, it is God's word.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Arnold

      Dear Richie,

      You are a racist and an ignorant piece of sh't. You clearly are an embarrassment of what America was supposed to symbolize. I hope you don't get anywhere with yourself, but it seems that you're already a worthless loser who sits behind a laptop and spews bullsh't to feel better.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • crs501

      All I got out of your comment was "IM OLD AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TURN OFF CAPS LOCK"

      July 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  245. imABeliever

    Anderson, being gay is nothing to be happy or proud about. It's a sin to be repented of. I pray you'll repent before it's too late.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • TrueBeliever

      If you were truly a "Believer", you wouldn't find it necessary to self proclaim. You should direct your efforts toward a bigger cause of sharing your faith in a manner that people will actually want to immulate . . . and not take to the sidewalk preaching that does nothing but hurt the human beings that my God loves! Shame on you and for that I will pray.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • mplaya

      oh please. get off of your holy soap box. you'd be better off repenting for yourself. get a life

      July 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • imABeliever is an Idiot

      imABeleiver, you’re crazy. Jesus won’t forgive you hateful soul. Your a SHAME to jesus.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • _

      there is no god

      July 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  246. Austin

    Yeah, and I can't believe Anderson Cooper is gay. I mean, women loved him! I didn't see that one coming.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  247. imABeliever

    Yet one more example of America sliding into the abyss! This is what Sodom and Gemorrah must've been like before God got fed up and wiped it out. They probably comforted themselves with the same delusions that they were born gay, they can't help themselves, etc.
    He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out. pslm 94 23

    July 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      While I don't really believe in reincarnation, with any luck you'll have to come back – gay.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Canyonkat

      I'm a believer, too. Here's my take. You poor soul. May you be forgiven by God and Anderson Cooper for your sorry self-righteous, judgmental ways.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • KathyO'Bryan

      Yes, being gay is a sin. The Bible clearly says that. However, you sin too, and I'll bet you turn around and ask God for forgiveness and the grace to be a better person. You are not perfect, nor is AC, so stop being a sin-sniffer. Pray that someday someone shows him the way by living for God, emulating his love. In the mean time, don't be so nasty- God can see you, and it's not becoming.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  248. rando1776

    Wow , He's a journalist ?

    July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  249. Rebbeca

    ?????? this is like telling us the sky is blue! hello!!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  250. Owl Creek Observer

    Who?

    July 3, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  251. svann

    News Flash: Elton John is..... still gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ruh-roh

      AC is out and proud and TC and Katie are splitting up. Could it be AC and TC have found each other? Katie moved out. Maybe she found Anderson playing w/ Tom's Top GUN. Of course though the big question would be if AC converts to Scientology.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  252. skeptic

    The comfortable part is obvious. But I do not understand the proud part. That is like being proud that you were born with ten toes.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  253. imABeliever

    AIDS is God's punishment on gays for their perversion. Jesus said you must repent or perish!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Spike

      You are the one that is going to be punished for your hateful and judgmental behavior.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • jb

      you're an ID10T

      July 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • tb63

      News flash: everyone dies. Even you.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      Spreading hate in the name of Jesus and God?

      You are a moro... Oh? What's that? There's a phone call for imABeliever?

      Satan's on the phone, he'd like to have a word...

      July 3, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • C in Canada

      You do know that judgement is the biggest sin of all, for all you know you are going to h@#$. Get a grip.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dame

      You are fuc%ing ignoramus

      July 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      It's uneducated, ill-informed people like you that make me sick to my stomach that anyone is teaching you this level of hate. AIDS was actually first found in straight people in Africa. Then again, that would require reading a book outside of the fiction you worship, yet refuse to follow (perhaps you should read the section of the Bible that says that only God gets to judge and you'll be punished for judging others).

      July 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • chronickelly

      Enlighten yourself and do some reasearch on the origins of AIDS. This is nothing but hateful ignorance.

      July 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  254. Carlos

    I weep for America. Honestly I do. Where is that "Shining city upon the hill"? America has led the world and really made it a better place. I shudder at the prospect of America going down, comforming to the saying that empires come and empires go – I am not American, but America's leadership has given hope to and inspired even the hopeless the world over.
    However, it looks very much like America is going down – and it wouldn't be Al Quaida or any terrorist attacks or any form of military force. It's downfall would very likely arise from the social, economic and political choices of its individual citizens and collective decisions. American politics that used to be a shining example to the world has become most poisonous and the electorates choices most bewildering; now a man or woman born of a man and a woman stands in the square to claim he/she was born gay/lesbian and the society say it's acceptable, " its ok live him/her to live as he/she wishes". Americans ask yourselves this question " now that our choices are pulling apart that which held us together, what chances do we stand to maintain our position and respect in the world 20 years down the road? You have dragged your concept of freedom beyond reason and it is destroying you. It pains those who love you.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful Vixen

      More ignorance in the name of "love."

      Take your 3rd world philosohpies and shove 'em, d o u c h e bag...

      Ridiculously biggoted people like you MAKE. ME. SICK!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  255. JOE FROM AL

    OH WHO CARES CNN'S A SHOW FOR GAYS, YANKEES, LIBERALS, ETC. MAYBE THAT'S HWY NOBODY WATCHES IT ANYMORE

    July 3, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • skeptic

      Which one are you Joe?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • LiberaLIowan

      It's funny how you go on and on about how bad CNN sucks, but you are here on their website. If it's so bad, why are you here? You won't find me watching faux news or at the faux website.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • TC

      Then why are you here Joe From AL? Something you're hiding?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  256. J in NJ

    We already knew this, nothing new here. Your show still s ucks!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  257. enomis

    I still love u boo,all i do is sit and steer at your fine self.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  258. Michael in AR

    To those who wonder why he has to announce it....look past the "gay" part and read the rest of the article. Its not for the straight people he is announcing it, Its for the bullied kids (because they are gay). They need to know that in spite of some staight idiots who want to keep them down, there are gay people who live great lives and do great things, and are good people. Just because idiots call you names, doesn't make it so.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  259. dragnet767

    Look, I'm a 53 year old married straight man with two kids and I could care less if someone is gay or not. I look at the person not who they may love. Get a grip people. This IS the brave new world. You can come along with it and grow or waste away in your hate and petty beliefs.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • imABeliever

      I'm sure everyone in Sodom used the same rationalization as you (i.e., "this is the way of the future", "brave new world", etc.). They didn't know that there is a perfectly righteous, holy and just God who hates sin.

      The Lord examines the righteous,
      but the wicked, those who love violence,
      he hates with a passion.
      pslm 11 5

      July 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  260. imABeliever

    blah blah blah

    July 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • dragnet767

      Believer...It's a big fairy tale. Maybe go to the church of Jack and the bean stalk? Moron.

      Church is nothing more than a big corporate money maker. They need to be taxed like everyone else. They don't deserve to have the tax free status. For what???

      July 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  261. goodman

    terrible news ..you can still change Anderson, there is hope for you..we all klnow its wrong to be gay..that's why its "hidden in the closet" act ..please do the right thing Mr Cooper and stop the gay lifestyle.. you will get HIV AIDS if you dont stop..

    July 3, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • dragnet767

      Sarcasm doesn’t come though very well in type. Just so you know.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • TC

      LOL! OMG! what decade are you still living in? Time to close the lid on your closed minded box and stay there or the world will eat you up.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  262. imABeliever

    Anderson, you must repent or you'll go to hell, where the fire is never quenched.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  263. Goatse

    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
    See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

    Friday night and the lights are low
    Looking out for the place to go
    Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
    You come in to look for a king
    Anybody could be that guy
    Night is young and the music's high
    With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
    You're in the mood for a dance
    And when you get the chance...

    You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
    Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
    See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

    You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
    Leave them burning and then you're gone
    Looking out for another, anyone will do
    You're in the mood for a dance
    And when you get the chance...

    You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
    Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
    See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen

    July 3, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  264. garrett

    If he were gay and proud he would have came out a long time ago, so yes he is gay, but not sure he is so proud

    July 3, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      @garrett if you read the article, you would have saw that he did not come out for professional and personal reasons.... is that so bad? Coming out is a huge step for some people, and they should choose the time and place for it. The fact he didnt come out sooner doesn't mean he isnt comfortable with being gay, just not comfortable with the whole world knowing, considering he is sort of a celebrity news anchor. Give the guy a break. Some people have to criticize for no reason...

      July 3, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  265. LiberaLIowan

    Michelle Bachmann's husband can fix that for you Anderson.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  266. Adam

    You hear that? That's overwhelming sound of nobody being surprised. Nor particularly caring.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  267. john

    I LOVE AC AND HIS WORK- I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AMAZED THAT A MAN BORN INTO SO MUCH WEALTH HE WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORK HAS CHOSEN SUCH AN IMPORTANT AND DANGEROUS CAREER. I AM PROUD OF HIM ON THAT BASIS ALONE-BUT ALSO VERY GLAD FOR HIM TO JOIN THE RANKS OF THOSE OF US WHO ARE GAY-OUT-HAPPY-AND PROUD. AC RULES!

    July 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      What are you talking about. Coopers parents are broke. Get your facts straight.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  268. Ellen

    It's important to remember that Anderson Cooper didn't come out yesterday. He's been out for years, to the people who he's chosen to share that aspect of his life with; he simply chose not to discuss it with the public until now, when he feared that his silence could be misinterpreted. We don't get to know his coming-out story. It's none of our business, and that is completely and totally his prerogative.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  269. TC

    Good on ya for coming out, Anderson!! Most of us already knew but why should you have to hide it? Its who you are, its who you were born as and thank you for being an inspiration for many others who struggle with this everyday of their lives. Being gay is NOT a choice as most straight people like to think, did you chose to be straight? I think not.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Althought I agree with most of what you said and I personally could care less if someone is gay or straight – I don't think the majority of straight people think being gay is a choice anymore (at least I hope not). There just happens to be a small loud perscentage of "closed minded" straights that think this way and expect us to follow them blindly.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  270. JayJay

    I know this guy was a peter piper. I know it

    July 3, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  271. Sagebrush Shorty

    I don't know,I don't care, and it doesn't matter anyway.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  272. Vincent

    Not really sure why this is news or even important.
    Hes a good news reporter and a great anchor.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  273. tkindsm

    No kidding! Your gay!!!??? This is front page news? Heck i thought he came out a long long time ago.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  274. the dude

    Yeah....didn't see this one coming. Was anyone really shocked? Does anyone really care?

    July 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  275. Ray Gonzalez

    Bravo Anderson, manifest the absoulte truth of your creation in its fullest. What a great example to so many, bravo!

    July 3, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  276. dwane

    im coming out and i should have done this long ago. i love women! :)

    July 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • c

      I have absolutely nothing against gay people, except that gay men present a very real problem for women. Women out number men;decreasing our prospects for a lot of things. Anderson is smart,cute and rich. At least he could give us the chance to boff him.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  277. Ninja

    GROSS!!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  278. dude from j town

    I think it took a lot of guts to come out considering all the small minded people in America. Keep up the good work Coop.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  279. H. Tiberius Miser

    Hardly shocking. No straight man could spend that much time with Kathy Griffin.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  280. Doug Turner

    No kidding – sorry CNN this is not news – we all knew already......

    But he is right – it really does not matter if he is gay – just report the news – thats the job. Professional Journalists report the news – they do not make news, they do not interpret the news – they report it. Wish CNN has more professional journalists.....and less progressive propaganda spinning.....

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  281. My2Cents384

    Good on you Anderson! You're absolutely right. In a perfect world it's a non-issue. But this is FAR from a perfect world and the ignorance and hate around gay rights is getting waaaay too much attention.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  282. bigdoglv

    Who cares? It does make you think about the "teabagger" comment he made.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  283. Jodi

    You know, I'm not at all surprised, but darn it, he's so cute!

    July 3, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  284. tronny

    when it's all said and done God will wipe these sinners out

    July 3, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Miriam

      Oh, like there are people who haven't ever sinned. As far as I know, there was only one and he was very forgiving of the rest of us.

      Quit hijacking my religion.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Oh no! The magic scary sky wizard is going to get all of those bad gay people.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • RG

      Dear tronny, you are so right, so will santa claus, the tooth fairy, and the easter bunny. It must be hard to live in such a tortured existence...oh yeah, dont forget the spaghetti monster!

      July 3, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Corwin11

      Wrong. He's not going to "wipe" anyone out. He'll show love and mercy just like you've been taught but have apparently forgotten. If only humans could do the same thing.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • GMan

      You spelled Tranny wrong...but thats OK.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • TC

      Can you give me a time when that might happen? Surprise! Gays have been around since the dawn of man, just like losers like you.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      @tronny – "For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God". What's your sin?

      July 3, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • andy

      And you will be first.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  285. Jon

    WHAT? HE'S GAY?! Geesh, that's old news! I knew he was gay the first time I saw him in a tight fitting t-shirt reporting from the middle east years ago. He 's a good reporter and news anchor and the fact that he likes men, does not change my opinion of him.
    When will Tom Cruise open up and tell the world he's gay too?

    July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  286. scott

    This is about as ground breaking as Lloyd Christmas discovering that we landed on the moon

    July 3, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  287. anna

    Yuck, I dont know how anyone can say they are proud of being gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  288. ayala

    No surprise! I knew he was a fudge packer for several years. What would Jesus think?

    July 3, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      Anderson is one of God's creatures, he'd love him.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Jesus would probably think you're a closed minded small person for calling one of his children a fudge packer.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bible Thumpers

      What would Jesus think? Apparently you failed in Sunday school. Jesus was well known for hanging out with people that were discarded by society. Are you feeling that way? Cooper is at least loved and at most a great human being. WWJD with your comments?

      July 3, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • My2Cents384

      Jesus would think you're an idiot and demand that you stop using His name.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen

      Typical Christian dimwit using Jeezus to excuse their bigotry.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Jesus would think Anderson was one of his creations and love him as he loves them all. And he would tell you to judge not lest you be judged. Next question?

      July 3, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  289. Sidb1980

    Enough with all this self-righteousness. If you are a Christian you know that all sin is equal. You lie, cheat, steal, murder, don’t give your best at work, lust after another person, hate your neighbor, etc. is all the same to God. There are no degrees of sin like there are degrees of criminal liability under man’s law. The penalty is the same – separation from God’s love.

    As a Christian I know that I come to God without clean hands, but am forgiven because of what Christ did on the cross. So I cannot judge others based upon what I think their sin may be as that’s God’s job. Read Matthew 7:1, but I can judge a person’s motives Matthew 7:15. Be weary of people who claim to be acting in your best interest – are they really?

    July 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      25, 000 people being tortured in Syria, where is your God.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Not giving your best at work is a sin? What is that, your definition of "sloth"?
      Kind of reaching there pal.

      Guess 90% of Americans will be going to Hell in your eyes, then?

      July 3, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott Pilgrim

      Well James, probably the same place your question mark is for the end of that sentence.

      July 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • big Steve

      One guy commits a sin by lying about his income. Another guy commits a sin by gunning down 10 people.

      Equal sins?

      October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  290. Kevin

    This whole coming out thing comes across as so strange to me. Where I come from, the Netherlands, it is so not a big deal. I'm glad the half of our country isn't controlled by religious fundamentalists like the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc.

    Get rid of your 2000 year old fantasy book beliefs. Times change. Knowledge increases. And if there is anyone out there who lives completely according to the rules of the Bible, let them cast the first stone, but I guess that is impossible. Check your rule-book and punish yourself for every rule you break.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  291. steveyos

    This was good until he thanked god. I can't wait until humans evolve enough mentally to figure out fiction is fiction. I don't care about racism and anti gay bull, 99% of kills are because of made up "religious" stories. Hell (is fake) I'd rather people kill over race and orientation, it might still be stupid but it's grounded in years of realism and not years of "so and so wrote a book and people are reallllllllllllllly stupid woo easy cash".

    July 3, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • knucklecheese

      I can't wait until your ignorant, arrogant, clueless, huge, obnoxious mouth ends up getting your @ss handed to you by someone who's just not in the mood for a whiny b1tch that day. For someone who professes to be so wise, you know absolutely NOTHING about your fellow man, or the concept of making an effort to get along with him.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • halfbakedlunatic

      Thank you, I was going to say the same thing. No one in the world should have a problem with people who are gay. Everyone should have a problem with people who think there's some invisible being in the sky. The whole idea is idiotic.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      What?

      July 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Aurora Chuck

    Who the heck cares! That's the problem with this country. All ignorant and uninformed. This country's broke going the way of Europe and this is the crap they care about.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  293. Puddin

    I have wanted to ask this question for a long time: why do people who are gay or lesbian, etc. feel they have to announce it? I have never heard a straight person do this. No one has a need to know!

    July 3, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Because people ask. When people stop caring enough to no longer ask because it doesn't matter then gays will stop "announcing it." (coming out.)

      July 3, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      I think a better question is why in this day and age do they still feel they need to keep it quiet.
      I wonder if people like yourself might be the reason.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • wcbhwk

      Couple of good reasons. First, the more people who do this, especially prominent people in our society, the more others will understand that being gay is not that unusual. Second, and more importantly, through our close mindedness and repression, both tacit and direct, we have forced many of those who are gay to live this aspect of their lives secretively. It takes courage to be openly gay, even today. While that is sad, it is still reality. So by showing courage to come out publicly, it sends a message to others to also have courage.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • NAt Q

      Out of curiosity, did you even read the article? Anderson has tried not to come forward on this for a long time. People come out, though, because other people ask them. We live in a celebrity-centric society and the masses demand to know ever more information about them. Look at yourself and your neighbors as to why they feel the need to come out, after all, you did click on this article about his personal life, didn't you?

      July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  294. Ed.

    Thank you Anderson. A fan from Western Pa.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  295. Romneysux

    CNN should change to GNN.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  296. Derek

    Thank you Anderson for being a great role model for every gay man.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Obamasux

      A great role model ? Really ? Is that because of his meticulous hair or some other noble thing he has done ? How lame !

      July 3, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  297. caninelady

    I liked him before; I like him now. Since I had no desire to marry him or have any kind of relationship with him, it doesn't disappoint, upset or bother me. People should be allowed to live and love as they choose. There is way too much hate and judgment in society. I care only what people do with our life, what they contribute to society and not who they love. But, then I'm just a 60+, basically conservative old Christian grandmother.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  298. tateman

    I'm happy for you Anderson. You deserve respect and admiration for having the courage to come out. I hope that some day all discrimination against any kind of minority will disappear. Then maybe there will be peace on this earth.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  299. Romneysux

    Bet anderson likes a little lemon on his wiener.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  300. Impartial

    What example are you people setting for your children? This is what is happening in our schools. The minute someone finds out a person is different they start attacking, making fun and taunting the person. How are any of you responsible for his sins? We are all sinners and need to account for our own sins before casting judgement. This behavior is not only affecting the gay and lesbian community, it is also happening to people of color, diverse religions, the disabled (mentally and physically), political figures and the list goes on. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! I like Anderson Cooper the journalist, the rest is his business.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      One of the very few voices of reason amongst these comments.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • james

      Then he should have left it his business and lived his life without an announcement. He made it everyones business now.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  301. humtake

    Oh please. Cooper's ratings are stagnant. He needed some way of becoming a headline again. Self absorbed people like Cooper cannot live without being the center of attention, so when nobody is paying attention he will come up with anything to get headlines. It's just sad that most celebrities will swing either way just for the limelight.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  302. Easter Monday in Poland

    Hahahahahaha!!! I's so stupid, sorry for that.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  303. jimmie

    sick and disgusting

    July 3, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • cassidy collins

      Way to go Anderson. I already knew it. I agree that you shouldn't have to come right out and say it. It's kind of like me telling strangers that I'm baptist. The people who mean the most to you, know it. The rest of us should be left with our assumptions. It's your business. You don't owe us anything. Love you Anderson

      July 3, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  304. ljhays

    So?

    July 3, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • LinSea

      Exactly. Most people anymore have the same reaction to celebrities who come out as they do to people who announce they are left-handed.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Enitan

    I wonder if his mother and father were the same way, how will have been gotten into this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am absolutely Proud Straight. And i am much happier and proud, that i have brought a legacy that will outlast me, I am a proud doctor's MOTHER. The old fashion way

    This is Not a news Anderson, we all knew a very long time ago.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What's your point? That because you gave birth you're better than Anderson Cooper? Wow, talk about letting yourself of the hook. "Hey I know Anderson Cooper has done a lot in his life, but I spread my legs once and popped a baby out!"

      Not so sure doing the same thing crack addicts can do makes you all that wonderful

      July 3, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      why do women get so excited about doing something that dogs and rats do everyday

      July 3, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  306. J. Davis, Knoxville, TN

    Anderson, most people already knew this and it takes nothing away from your professionalism and wonderful work.

    As a woman who appreciates good-looking men, can anyone tell me why the cutest and some of the nicest guys out there are gay. It is a little frustrating. Hang in there Anderson.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Ramiro Gonzalez

      Dear, miss Davis. I take exception to your comment. I happen to be straight, cute and sensetive...:))

      July 3, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  307. Jack

    Hello, everyone is welcome to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    July 3, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  308. Bible Believer

    I detest use of the word "gay" to des cribe a sodomite. They ruined a good word. God created Adam and Eve... not Adam and Steve. It's filthy wrong. That will never change. And to mention God in this article? Yea right... lol

    July 3, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      Adam and Steve? Really? How original. Did you come up with that yourself?

      July 3, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bible Thumpers

      Adam and Steve? Really? Come up with something a bit more original. Your backwards and I'm sure you wish you could still stone people to death. There are many good people out there. Anderson is one of them. You are however are nothing but evil. What good have you done for the world? Keep clutching your bible. Waste case.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Still a Preacher

      I am going to assume you are not a follower of Christ? After all, He taught us an important lesson when he said "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone".

      July 3, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • bigot

      "God created Adam and Eve... not Adam and Steve."

      Actually, the men who wrote that book created those characters...

      July 3, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      This was obviously a planted message by a fake "believer"....grow up

      July 3, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • pfft

      You are a bottom-feeding, brainwashed idiot. Why do you post anything?

      July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  309. Donald Trump

    Anderson, You're fired!!!! I hope you're GLAD!

    July 3, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  310. Mike Byrd

    A ball joint backbone would put many out of business, just like five fingers.
    Swish Can not wait till the White House is a Pink House,
    At least they can not have kids. God is looking out for US.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  311. Hemi

    Ok, so? I don't get why this is news. To me it's just not a big deal one way or the other.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  312. riamb60

    It is no one's business but his own.

    U rock AC !!!

    July 3, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  313. StayinAlive

    Shocking. Just shocking. Now fire him!

    July 3, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  314. lolol

    like it wasn't obvious enough....

    July 3, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      LOL, just a waste of time and air space. Wake up CNN, EVERYBODY already KNEW! HELLO.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • SARGESGIFTSHOP

      Must have been a reeeealy slow news day....
      It's been connon knowledge he was a "Peter Puffer" for years...

      July 3, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • mudfoot

      My thoughts exactly!! I thought he came out years ago.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  315. T

    Jesus it is very confusing trying to do what you want. Please help me with the below contradictions...

    Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.
    Matthew 6:1 Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them.

    Didn't the Roman's have a copywriter to proof read this stuff?

    July 3, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • coffeebean02

      Problem being, too many authors of that holy book.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • chieftrainer

      To "T" regarding what you perceive to be a contradiction in the Bible:
      "Jesus it is very confusing trying to do what you want. Please help me with the below contradictions...

      Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.
      Matthew 6:1 Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them."
      ------------------
      The first verse is talking about the the light of God shining through an individual whose deeds are done to glorify God. The second verse is talking about boastful deeds which are done for self adulation to glorify the man. There is no contradiction.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Nottolate

      One is performing works the motive of which is the glory of God because it is what you are being born again. The other is doing works to be seen as pious by of. Geesh...its right in the text.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • nottolate

      @T,

      One is performing works the motive of which is the glory of God because it is what you are being born again. The other is doing works to be seen as pious by of men. Geesh...its right in the text.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Merloc

      Umm there is no contradiction there. The first line is saying do good deeds so people will honor your father in heaven. The second line is saying dont do those good deeds just to be seen like so many prechers do. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton just to name a few.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • the truth

      Well you can start be reading the scriptures in CONTEXT.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  316. DW

    I respect him for maintaining his privacy, but also for making a decision not to appear defensive about something that is not offensive.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  317. Joe

    Thanks for going public with this Anderson. Although I do understand your right to privacy, standing up and being counted does make a difference. However, it's too bad you won't ever be able to report from Iran, Egypt, etc. where you are killed if they find out you are gay. I hope you stay safe.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  318. Live and let live!

    I disagree with the Republican position that States should be able to put people in a state prison, for up to 20 years, for being gay. People should be free to live their lives as they want to, as long as they do not harm other people. The conservatives were wrong when they asked the supreme court to uphold state laws that put people in prison for years just for being gay. Anderson Cooper should not be sent to prison for 10 years. The conservatives are wrong on this issue. If my neighbor is straight or gay, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg, live and let live!!!!!!!
    I want the right to live my life as I choose. I want gay people to have the same right.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Tengu

      Conservatives want to put gays in jail for twenty years for being gay?!?!?!?! Where did you hear that? Pelosi? Obama? Reid?
      WOW! Either that was an epic fail at trying to troll people or you are just plain stupid for believing that. Try not getting your news from the National Enquirer

      July 3, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Live and let live!

      Read Lawrence vs Texas (2003). The Bush Adminstation asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Texas law that put people, who were involved in Gay activities, in the State Pen.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Eskimo

    And in other shocking news... its Tuesday.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  320. Red Pison

    I'm sorry but is anyone really surprised?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  321. Dott

    So What? Are you bragging or complaining? Why do people think that we give two hoots about who you sleep with? Sounds like something that I would have kept to myself but some people love to be in the limelight. So be it!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Broadcasting

      He's only been asked a bazillion times. He probably got tired of hearing about it and hoped that coming out would result in a STFU.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  322. james

    Funny how the gay community always says being gay is no big deal and a normal everyday thing, but then a big deal is made to announce it. So what. If it's normal, why the bullhorn?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  323. Kristina

    So who cares, why do gay people feel the need to say that they are gay or throw parades celebrating it. Do whatever makes you happy but the rest of us don't need to hear about it every day in the media.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • DADT

      Give us the same rights that you enjoy as a straight person and you will not have to hear from us everyday.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Oldtimer

      Why make a big deal out of it you ask? I would have thought it was obvious. Why did MLK march? To end the prejudism, abuse, and killings! To say "we are free at last"! To say we are humans like everyone else and deserve to be treated with dignity like everyone else! To end this stupid notion that a person's orientation means the person is a "sinner" and must "repent"! To shout loudly that MOST people in the LGBT community are good, respectable, caring people, who love country, help the afflicted! We're doctors, nurses, scientists, firemen, policemen, soldiers, sailors, pilots, school teachers! We know we didn't chose our orientation but born that way, so why not be proud of who we are as human beings? If Anderson Cooper's announcement helps to right the on-going wrongs, then it's truly welcomed.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  324. opin_x

    One thing is certain: if this was FOX News, he'd be fired, dead, or, more likely, BOTH.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • alex

      that could happen yet and it would be a good thing

      July 3, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Roywarner

      I'm so not a Faux News fan, but they do have gays working for them & on the air. Sheppard Smith is openly gay, for example.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • KD

      you dummy.... Shepard Smith is openly gay

      July 3, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  325. James

    Anderson Cooper gay? Uncle Peter! My smelling salts!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  326. Mark

    Anderson Cooper you are a sweet heart !

    July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  327. H. Well Endowed

    Come out, come out wherever you are.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  328. lola

    Wow, I can't believe ppl say don't care but comments are full.
    What a waste for women, but hey if that makes him happy, then just stay out of the closet.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  329. cristiano2050

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesuschrist for whosoever believes in Him should not perish (in Hell forever) but have everlasting life. Repent!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Exodus 35:2
      For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.

      Since the Saxons convinced the Pope to change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday to coincide with the Pagan Sun Worship, do you think God still wants us to kill all the Sinners who work each Saturday mowing their yard, going to the office, shopping, etc.. Repent! Sucka...

      July 3, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • DADT

      Jesus Christ is two words

      July 3, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Oldtimer

      You stupid ass! Do you repent because you were born Asian or African? Do you repent because you were born with a cleft palette or green eyes or ADD or the "wrong" skin color? When the Bible was written, was medical science the same as it is today? When are you going to finally realize that a person's orientation is the way a person is BORN and is NOT by choice! Instead, you take words and sentences out of context to suit your twisted belief.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  330. Surfer George

    I think Anderson Cooper is worthy of his job at any news agency. I think he reports AT LEAST as fairly and accurately as any other reporter in the business...

    That being said, anyone who didn't AT LEAST strongly suspect that he is Gay was really not paying any attention to him. That giggle fest a while back was pretty telltale.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • coffeebean02

      I've known for a very long time he was gay, has a boyfriend and couldn't be happier! Just makes me more proud to have many, many gay friends. Live and let live.

      July 3, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  331. John Holmes

    I think it is safe to say that Anderson is a "Bottom" – I can hear him now..."Oh Billy!!!"

    July 3, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  332. Northlands

    I don't believe I have ever seen so many ignorant comments about a news story until now. Unfortunately they prove yet again that the riff raff of America is alive and well and multiplying – a sobering thought indeed!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • BW

      couldn't agree with you more. The folks commenting for the most part (negatively) are worse than those they talk about!

      July 3, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  333. juniusgallio

    Cool. Anderson, thanks for coming out–and CNN, thanks for supporting him in this.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  334. William

    Gays just want to be treated the same as everyone else but when people dont notice their gayness they have a tantrum. Who cares if he is gay? How long will CNN keep this story on the front page?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Dott

      It will be front page until something else happens, or not, in the Zimmerman/Martin case. The media won't leave this sad story alone.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  335. Zombie Boy

    "I like turtles..."

    July 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  336. Jorge

    Andy, two things. First, we sensed you might be gay probably before you did. Some thing about you that just didn't add up to the TV image, like the little man in a tuxedo on top of the wedding cake, or the clean-cut young bucks with the J.E. Banks threads who's handshakes and ploys for admiration at the office linger just a bit too much. Second, most of us are relieved the eerie sensation is gone, we really don't care, keep up the admirable work.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  337. james

    now we get reports about reporters? next will we get reports about the reporters who report about reporters?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  338. NativeBornUSA

    And this is surprising again why? After attacking tea party people by calling them tea baggers a term we realized you were more than familiar with I think most of America already knew the obvious you state.............No one cares Anderson.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  339. Alex

    Get the $#%@ out! Im shocked, really though I am lol. Im straight, but I believe in the right and freedom for people to do and choose whatever the $#%@ one wants. Whatever you do is none of my business and I dont give a s#$%. Power to you dude! You definitely have "cojones".

    July 3, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  340. Chris

    To all the peoplewriting 'who cares'
    Well you clicked on a link that said Anderson Cooper says he's gay. YOU clicked on it then read the story THEN decided to comment. YOU CARE!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  341. mike

    You go guy thanks for comeing out

    July 3, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  342. Aurora Chuck

    Who cares!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Thenextstep

      And in other news............ A DOG TOOK A CRAPPER IN HIS OWN BACKYARD........Can you BELIEVE it. His OWN backyard..........

      July 3, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  343. wildone

    Somehow picturing Anderson Cooper with a "dirty Sanchez" is disturbing, to say the least.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  344. Sonny

    The fact that CNN has this in their entertainment section shows how this is not something they are happy about. MSN has is as front page news and Fox is reporting about real issues. This guy is a good reporter and who cares about what he does off camera. Anderson puts himself on the frontline of the news in places that most of us would not want to go. Hey he comes out it's his choice to do so. I just wish that Tom Cruise and John Travolta would come out this way it would make better news (or at least better jokes)!!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  345. Gethetruth

    Lemon on Cooper ? Both came as a surprise they were gay ! Cooper's giggle made him look odd, clearly there was a lack of male hormones in his body. Gay orientation is a medical condition, they produce less male hormones, its as simple as that !!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  346. snowboarder

    Who would have thought.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  347. john

    What took you so long? We love you. Glad you're on the team.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  348. Rick

    Why would anyone need to know this? If Cooper was Catholic and ate fish each Friday during lent why would I care? If Cooper was a star trek enthusiast and went to star trek conventions dressed up like a vulcan why would I care?

    Whatever happened to just leaving your personal life personal and doing your job?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • furbabyamelia

      I could not agree more. What does it matter? He is a reporter, a great one. What do I care and how is it my or anyone's business who he loves. As long as he is a loving, happy person, and loves his life and doesn't hurt anyone, and is good at his work. Bravo Anderson, glad you feel free to be you :)

      July 3, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  349. snowboarder

    Huh?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  350. MrId

    Anderson Cooper gay? I am shocked. SHOCKED I say!

    July 3, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  351. pprty

    I didn't know Anderson was Gay, & have always respected his professionalism and trusted his reporting. His public announcement of being gay hasn't changed my opinion of him one bit.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  352. JC

    Agree with him on the personal and privacy issues, being in the limelight need not always open you to the intense scrutiny that is leveled at well known people. People should spend more time scrutinizing their politicians, financiers and clergy and stop dogging "celebrities".

    Also, not surprised about the whole bunch of religious You-don't-know-God-only-we-do-because-we-follow-the-Bible-literally comments. Have fun stoning women for wearing jeans and remember, Jesus had no problem with you owning slaves, so grab those sheets and go save on your monthly "help" bills.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Judianne

      Jesus also said "love one another as God loves you". Anderson is a good man with exceptional values and that's something lacking so much in today's society. GOOD FOR YOU ANDERSON :) Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said the government has no business in the bedrooms of it's people. We are all free to be who we are and Anderson is still Anderson – awsome

      July 3, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • mrspc48

      Love Anderson – dont care that he is gay. He is a great reporter and should be left to love and live as he is.
      Geez people – get a life. I am glad he did this. Think it helps others who are gay. With you JC

      July 3, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  353. Johnjon

    The last two comments speak volumes of the deplorable conditions of the nations education system. It seems this country is a breeding ground for ignorance and stupidity. The citizens of the United States have much to learn.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  354. pjc722

    I am glad that Anderson has been able to publicly admit what many have known, especially in the gay community in NYC. No matter what, his coming out will only help many young LGBTQ kids as they struggle with their own decisions to see that it's OK to be gay, that success will be achieved and that they are no different than anyone else.

    On a side note and more to a point Anderson makes in the article about journalists remaining neutral so as to remain bias in the news, I think it comes across false as we have seen with both his nighttime program and his new daytime show. His recent episode on his daytime show was to me a "personal commentary" that verged on being a little bit of bullying by inviting a woman onto to the show only to rudely kick her off with a slight of hand and a "I'm done with you" statement. Then his continuous use of ridicuLIST segment on his nighttime program mixed with his personal commentary on so many things over the years... his refusal to report on anything Paris Hilton and his comments about her (even though I was SO HAPPY TO HEAR HIM DO IT because I was tired of her back then), his personal comments on anyone that he deems wrong, stupid, silly, ignorant or just downright RIDICULOUS... shows that although he can report the news he doesn't like being part of it.

    His decision to remain PUBLICLY in the closet (outside of the major cities) was definitely more for professional career than it was for remaining journalistically objective. Again, it's amazing that he has come out, is able to help others more publicly with this revelation AND, hopefully, will be able to in the future add a more PERSONAL commentary to so many more stories when it's deemed necessary.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  355. Steve

    Anderson...you rock!

    July 3, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  356. padman

    Old news!!!!! What is the big deal......move on to some real news........everybody is coming out......It just amazes me that when you are gay you are to be treated no differently than anyone else so why do you need to come out....if being gay is not all who a person is why can't people when asked say I gay thats it move on......Instead we have to have a lengthy interview to explore the depths of the situation.....Now I am aware that this post may seem to make me seem like a gay basher....but I am just tired of everyone in the news finding another way to say "look at me."

    July 3, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  357. Wow

    Poor guy. Beinf gay, is wrong, not for punishing wrog but is wrong. If it would be right, what's all the fuss with being gay? Is their comments or breaking news wether someone is straight or not? Being gay is going against nature.

    What a shame. I wont watch him any more.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      What a small minded and closed minded comment you just made. How sad for you that you have to see someone for whom they are attracted to and not their abilities in doing their job. But just think about it for even 1/2 a second. All this time you have been watching a man reporting the news who comes out and says he is attracted to other men, and now, all of a sudden, he's poison to you? Why should you even care and what gives you the right to judge others? Isn't judgement reserved for your God? At least that's the way I understood it all these years. Hypocrits run rampant in this society and it is sad. Go watch Fox news and with any luck (for you) no one will ever "come out" again.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Ignorance is bliss!! It's ashame you can't spell very well – and trust, no one is going to miss you watching him or even care that you don't. My heart goes out to peeps like you – it's people like you that make people like me proud to be gay because we are cut from an entirely different cloth!! Happy Fourth!

      July 3, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  358. Scott

    Its depressing when you see people quoting scripture to bash someone's individual pursuit of happiness. America is still seemingly mired in the dark ages and quick to burn people at the stake. Sad really. But in a nation where one fifth of people believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth and nearly half think that Adam & Eve road around on dinosaurs anything goes...Americans are exceptionally stupid and proud of it.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      "...Americans are exceptionally stupid and proud of it" Couldn't agree more

      July 3, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • SayWhat

      Speaking of ignorantly stupid, the word you are looking for is "rode".

      July 3, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  359. steve851

    Duh. And who didn't know this? The thing about Anderson that I don't like and is a a reason that I rarely watch his show is that the show is always an "it's all about Anderson" program, and this "revelation" puts an exclamation point on that. The left wing slant is also annoying, but I watch plenty of left wing shows, like Hardball. The "all about Andreson" thing on 360, however, is just too much for me

    July 3, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  360. Admiral Ackbar

    Decency and intellect will always trump cruelty and ignorance. Thanks Coop.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  361. Wook

    This is news. Anyone with at least one brain cell knew he was gay.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  362. wordsdontmatter

    If you think your an 'american' (then your a romantic nationalist) and you think your a 'chrisitian'.. thus a romantic american christian..you are gay in spirit that is what God hates ... the flesh is a mimic of the spirit... there is no way you can say you are proud or eve an american... and a christian..u can't be both.... 'in not of..'

    July 3, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  363. valen

    I strongly look up to this guy and agree

    July 3, 2012 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  364. mcalleyboy

    So many tough manly men in Hollywood, news and the military if you can belive that includes the Military they are born with the gift of gab and can speak without stuttering the problem is that it's not welcomed in most western countries but pretty common place in most others I think eventually they will get out of the tough guy suits and start wearing some pretty boy clothes and get a little more girly when the time but until then the gay will keep acting tough, just like a girl who has a butched hair cut and boyish looks and dress more like a guy, she's gay too it's the international sign she's a lesbian.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean

      That has got to be the most asinine thing I have ever read. I'm still laughing from how obscenely stupid it is.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
      • coffeebean02

        Gosh Jelly Bean, coffeebean here and I have very short hair and only own one "little black dress". I'm not gay. So what happens to the "international sign" now...?

        July 3, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
        • JellyBean@coffeebean02

          Depends on which ""international sign." Cheers to ya.

          July 3, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • SUZI

      Im very feminine and i wear skirts and lipstick and lesbian :) being butch is not the sign of being lesbian its just a tough woman! ...who may or may not be lesbian

      July 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Rob Largo,FL

    I'm gay. I don't think hes a good journalist. If he's not reading from a cue card he says 'ah, um' a lot. He would never have the job if it wasn't for his mother. And I thought he came out already.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  366. terri

    What a heartwarming article. However, Cooper didn't make a full disclosure. He should have added: "In my small minded interpretation of what behavior is acceptable to God, I have concluded that love is all that is needed. Obedience (to God's law) is unnecessary. My current state of happiness is proof. And you can have it to if you just step up publicly and give testimony about how you also love sin more than God".... I have to ask, should I believe the testimony of a man who is highly prejudiced towards such a conclusion? Hmm. God's statements on the matter, as given in the Bible, versus a gay man who says it's okay by God if he is gay. Tough decision, I'm sure.....

    July 3, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Josiah

      You should probably invest in a bible that wasn't written by you.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      People like Terri – very much like my family – are just sheep. Very sad that so many people believe so many far-fetched fairy tales written by bored humans to tell stories (much like the three bears) and to CONTROL YOU – more people have died in wars in the name of RELIGION (not for any one God mind you) than for any other reason. Yet, you want to bash people like me and tell me I'm going to hell. Makes me chuckle some times. What about the millionaire preachers? Hmmm – let's pick on them a while and give us gay folks a breather – and let's for sure begin taxing the damn churches since they want to stay in my PERSONAL business and try to dictate politics. Happy Fourth everyone.

      July 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  367. Kevin

    Maybe you the sick one!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  368. Ginger

    Not exactly a surprise.... good for Anderson for coming out and being a great role model but what really matters are his excellent reporting skills. What he does in his personal life has no bearing on his work.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
    • terri

      It's not good to be a role model in convincing others to sin against God.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      nicely said. All these people who say this is about a sin to god. Let the people who are gay worry about it.

      July 3, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  369. spangler

    Regarding marriage, the legal issue is whether civil marriage, alone among laws, can be denied to consenting adults on the sole basis of gender. Courts overturn these laws because gender discrimination is illegal when it come to civill rights.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  370. Tory Mulroney

    Congratulations Anderson to you and to all of us, who are now much stronger. Thanks for inspiring us.

    Tory

    July 3, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  371. Mi Poo

    You rock, Anderson. Don't let the trolls drag you down.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  372. wb

    Yeah, I just saw this over at DUH.com. But at least AC is reserved about it. I like how he doesn't try to ram it down people's throats. Oh, wait......

    July 3, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      I don't think Anderson is ramming anything at anyone.. I am very proud of Anderson, he is truly the best newsman I have ever witnessed.. He is very smart, quick witted, fast thinker and you can't bs this man.. He is awesome..
      Anderson will surely make gay rights much more obtainable for all gays in America.. Thanks Anderson..

      July 3, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  373. bruce

    Vinny... Lets hope that in time there are less and less of you.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  374. RUDEDOG

    He seems like a real nice guy. Sad that at one time, his statement would get him fired or beaten.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  375. Billy

    I always looked at you as a gay man hiding, now I look at you as a thriving and complete individual whom I can look up to. Thanks for that. Now I think it's time for me to do the same.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob Mason

      You engage in petty criticism, yet you leave your last name off. Seems pretty chikensh1t to me.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  376. Bruce

    OH SHUT UP!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  377. Special K

    Anderson Copper is gay??? Who knew (sarcasm). Who gives a f$ck (not sarcasm)......AC is great at his job and who cares what he does with his penis.......if you do care, you have problems yourself.....

    July 3, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  378. Janie

    Awesome!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • lex

      Ho hum. So what. He is powerful and no way with sense will make a big deral about this. But who is looking out for all the black and white straight guys who are not politically correct and do not have power.. Answer–no one. The politicians simply do not care about straight guys.

      July 3, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  379. Name*dd

    Good for him . Always loved him and not just because he is gay or fine

    July 3, 2012 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  380. Carlos Meza

    More power to you Anderson.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  381. So_What

    1. is this news?
    2. Who cares?
    3. So what?
    4. CNN, how is this news on the scale of things in the world?
    5. Who cares?

    July 3, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Obviously you care.. You took the time to click on the story, read it and respond, to me that is quite a bit of caring..
      Sorry you stay in closet however !

      July 3, 2012 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  382. Chris

    For thoes who are saying this isnt news or its about ratings, I think you all are missing the point. From what I gather in this article Mr. Cooper would rather keep this private. Because there is a much larger awareness to bullying today a person of Mr. Coopers celebrity status is displaying strength and courage by coming out. So many people know who he is, look up to him, etc. Coming out to the world could open up a lot of hatred and even potentialy ruin his career. I would say his choice to come out publicly is not about fame or ratings (because it could easily backfire) but to help encourage and build strength in others who feel traped by who they are. My hat is off to you sir.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
    • arturo torres

      You are an american gay hero. Do not let the Republican party intimidate you. Fight on for freedom.

      July 3, 2012 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  383. qqqqqjim

    First, this isn't anything new. I mean like he introduced his boy friend on his daytime show a year ago. And hetero guys stick their noodles in places just as questionable.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  384. insi10

    What a hilarious post.

    Oh, wait, you really mean it, don't you?

    You poor barbarian sap.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  385. Philip

    He seems normal because he is normal. Your a bigot and hopefully you'll see your error.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  386. Captain Obvious

    Duh! Didn't everyone already know this 5 years ago? Why is this news? I feel like he already mentioned it or else was it just super apparent to me. Did he go in the closet and come back out again? Gay straight bi whatever it doesn't matter, were all on the same planet reading ineffectual news manufactured by corporate conglomerates...

    July 3, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  387. Kelsey

    To give credence or even acknowledgement to the negative comments below would be time wasted so I won't mention them any more than is necessary. Whilst not a US citizen, here in South Africa we are privy to most of the 360 reports by Anderson Cooper who continues to maintain an objective, educated and elightened perspective on matters of global importance to our society. That he was brave enough to put himself on the line (and sadly in the firing line) to address an issue that really is no-one's business is admirable and deserves applause. Do we all remember the day when Barbara Walters came out as straight? – no – of course not – it would be ridiculous and unncessary. So too is Anderson's announcement unneccessary but it is certainly not wasted and we thank you for the dignity you lend to the GBLT community by doing so and providing yet another solid role model for younger gay people growing up in a largely unforgiving world.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  388. Nikole's Mom

    Sigh...I must say, Im just a "wee" bit disappointed...great anchor, but I am really sad about this one...sigh...going to bed with a heavy heart tonight...sigh...

    July 3, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  389. Erick

    He's being congratulated on having the courage to come out, not for being gay. You're such a heatless idiot.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  390. FinnGoDo

    I'm sorry for you. I hope you don't have children – you'd be a horrible, ignorant figure in any child's life. If anyone's not normal, it's you.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  391. mike

    so at least hes honest give him credit that took guts i dont think another thing bout him this world screwed up judge him for him and what he does worry about your selfs

    July 3, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  392. JM

    I think this guy is very professional as an anchor. He doesn't harass, he is not too aggressive but at same time still is able to get to the point. He is a bit dull and makes some weak analysis. Him declaring himself gay doesn't change my opinion about him. He is what he is. People can do what they like. I wish him the best. To me, he doesn't seem too happy with himself but of course, what would I know about him. Basically, he is now psychologically sterile. That would be rough it happened to me. Good luck tho!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  393. thatguy :)

    thats hot

    July 3, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  394. TallBob

    Anderson,

    Well done.

    I have known for years that you embrace the Gay lifestyle (duh?) but that has not in the least deterred me from watching and enjoying your excellent CNN program. Of all the CNN programs yours is the one I like to watch the most. Most of the others are OK, but Wolf can be a strident sometimes.

    The main reason that I am writing is that I see a fair number of posts from "gay-bashers" here and they are targeting towards your now. This is unfortunate.

    I really feel sorry for people that cannot accept GBLT people into our society and their lives. They are missing so much! "Although" I am a straight man married to a straight woman, we have lots of GL friends. (BTs would be welcome too, but we don't happen to know any). The reason that I say this is that among all the people I know (mostly straight) the GLs are the most thoughtful, interesting, and compassionate people we know. They don't seem to be fettered by having to work "within the box" that society imposes on us.

    My message to the GLBT phobes would be to ask: "Do your really KNOW a GBLT person?" The honest answer is probably no. Among the GL people that we personally know, two are quite accomplished organists (like Virgil Fox), one is a very accomplished organic chemist, and one is a wonder poet. I value their friendship and their lives have enriched mine. I am proud to count them among my friends.

    My suggestion: become real friends with a GBLT person and you will likely enrich your life.

    If you really hate GBLT people then I suggest that you really think about why you feel that way. If you are honest with yourself then you'll probably discover that you learned that hatred from your parents or church and that your are not thinking for yourself. What has a GBLT person ever actually "done" to you? Most likely nothing.

    Think about it. Give the person standing next to you a hug. Probably they'll hug you back.

    TB

    TB

    July 3, 2012 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  395. Joan

    Jim Parsons already has! Last month I believe.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  396. miscreantsallis

    God job Coop!

    Better late than never!!
    :-)

    July 3, 2012 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  397. huxley

    Congratulations Anderson. Big step for you and a big step in support of the gay community.

    BTW, those tight black t-shirts you always used to wear... they gave it away a long time ago.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  398. miscreantsallis

    James, there is a very very special "Dante's Inferno" type of hell waiting for you. Jehovah told me himself and the good news is that he made it specifically for people like you. You see, when someone presumes that they can do God's job of judging and condemning, it upsets him, so he made this special hell for you and your kind so you can spend an eternity judging each other. I can't wait 'till you get there.

    Bon voyage!

    July 3, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
    • imABeliever

      miscreantsallis, we are not doing the judging, we are simply proclaiming what God's word plainly teaches. It is God's will for us to proclaim truth. You're right though, in that God will judge the word in righteousness.

      Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained acts 17 31

      July 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
      • alex peterson

        Sweatheart – you are being lied to. God did not write, edit or rewrite the bible. If he exists at all, he had nothing to do with the bible. You can learn all about who write the bible, the influences behind it's content, The Council Of Nicea who voted (not unanimously) to decide if Jesus was the son of god and write a book for all to follow to stop religious wars............educate yourself and then you might be able to think for yourself! Gays shouldn't frighten you. There is no need to hate them. for eternity there have been gay humans and they always will be part of humanity.

        July 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  399. Antoinette Hille

    I have always thought you were a great reporter and human being and will always think so. I love your talk show and 360. As a teacher, I have always told students in 42 years of teaching, "Be proud of who you are. Your opinion of your self is the most important opinion of all!"

    July 3, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad

      With the lost female fantasy viewers, his show will take a real ratings dip, news reporters are hired and fired for their viewer appeal not reading scripts from a teleprompter. -Fox News is growing everyday of CNN

      July 3, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • doris westendorp-collins

      Antoinette, ur so right, no matter who or what ur be Proud!!! I always knew Anderson was gay, but as he said it is no ones'business, which it is so!!! Anderson i think u r great n always will!!!

      July 3, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  400. Le

    That poor female coorepsondant, she always seem to be flirting with him. As for gay people being picked on, please, isn't it obvious by now it is not so simple: sadly their are sharks out there waiting to take a bite from anybody as soon as they smell a drop of blood- look at poor granny on the school bus, phoebe was not gay, girls beat their own friend unconscious down in Fl, etc

    July 3, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
    • yup

      Aisha Sesay.. That's what threw me off! I thought he was flirting with her too, but seems he's just a friendly guy. Hope she is not too devastated!

      July 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  401. spangler

    "Did ye not know it is character which is judged and that love is never a sin?" HoeMowErectus 2:14

    July 3, 2012 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  402. Flipper

    In other BREAKING NEWS, it was discovered that the sky is blue, and mathematicians around the world were stunned to learn that 3 + 2 = 5!

    July 3, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  403. ironwolf56

    This is only news to the media. The rest of us react to this "shocking" revelation with a big "umm yeah, and?" It's about as big a shock as Tom and Katie's marriage ending.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  404. GeorgeBushSr

    who is surprised? i have been calling this for like 4 years now.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  405. 0rangeW3dge

    Finally,,,whew,,,that's a load off my chest
    Now he can get on Ellen

    July 3, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  406. PapaG121

    Congratulations Anderson! So great that it's not something you feel you need to hide. You're an amazing human being and one hell of a journalist! No one should care who you love or feel attracted to....it's no ones business but you're own. Mainstream media is just mad that they didn't get to "out" you.....you took control and state it as a matter of fact. Just proves that you are the always eloquent and classy Mr. Anderson Cooper. Love ya!

    July 3, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  407. Dusia

    Good on him! *sigh*

    *rather large sigh*

    July 3, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  408. Hank

    If we could all be as transparent about how we connect with a significant other maybe there would be less divorces.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  409. midnite62

    Anderson's a remarkable human being, I'm happy that he's happy with who he is and I'm glad to see him feeling comfortable enough to make the eloquent and enlightening statement that he did. I wish him the best in his career and his personal life.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  410. jerry

    I am more sad that he believes in a fictional being.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  411. wade

    when is this fad gonna be over?

    July 3, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  412. Amir Gurung

    Really he is gay? I always thought that he was hot but now he is even hotter.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  413. Name*j stephens

    I think it great that he out he is great news person and he done cnn proud....over the year news story has been great caring and fair ...way to go always be proud who you are mr cooper..hugs j stephens las Vegas

    July 3, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  414. Sd2010

    I thought he was dating Rachel Maddow. LMAO!. Is there honestly ANYONE who didn't know this already?? So what? His show is still devoid of any intellectually stimulating thought.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  415. hannah2300

    Everyone has an opinion and judgement in everything even if the person don't say anything, the bad thing is people don't have any control about their speech or they really don't even care about people that they would voice out immature and irresponsible opinion that sometimes it's just too much!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  416. jqent

    How sweetly reasonable and tolerant of you.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  417. yalesouth

    Perhaps you should examine why you are drawn to gay articles about a gay icon like Cooper. you clearly are a closet case James M.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  418. yalesouth

    He is a silver fox, and I suspect he has ruined many women's fantasies.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  419. Michelle

    No....say it isn't so.Here is a great talented, handsome MAN claiming to be gay, how sad. The other sad thing is, he claims it's a gift form God, but God doesn't condone being gay, read your Bible it clearly states it.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • yalesouth

      you are an idiot.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • nuwansam

      It is funny that believers of God says everything is created by God yet not willing to accept when such a Gods creation becomes a gay person. Being gay is a physical and mental state of a person and if God is responsible for creating a person and that same God is responsible to making that person a gay. So Anderson is true in what he says. Just that some do not want to acknowledge this simple logic.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • gingersue

      Oh come on, Michelle. The Bible also says it's a sin for women to have short hair, and slavery is good. People pick and choose what they want from the Bible in order to pacify personal prejudice.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • BralenX

      The Bible was written by a bunch of cave dwelling breeders. God never wrote a book, you fool.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  420. Rob

    Yes Anderson, everyone has always known you were a little "strange".

    July 3, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  421. Dale In St. Louis

    Thank you Anderson for standing up and being counted!!!

    I think this blogs shows just how much work we still have in this world for accepting all people as human beings.

    It makes me sad to see that there is this much hate. Have we not learned from history?

    July 3, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  422. Obamasgay

    I guess you couldn't have made the headline,"He's gay, gay, and proud!"..........................

    July 3, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  423. Charly Brains

    Well Mr. Cooper now let's talk about tolerance. If you show the flag now and ask for tolerance then prepare to be tolerant even for the causes you don't like. Be nice and we the people living in the U.S. we'll be nice.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  424. jez

    Anderson – I always KNEW you were to damned cute to be straight!! Love you babe!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  425. Obamasgay

    My ex-boss's son is gay and everyday they talked him up about how proud they are of him for being a head chef and so on and this went on for it seems like forever and one day while they were yapping about how he and his lover were adopting a child and that they were so proud and on and on, until my turettes took hold and I said, " Yeah, but your son likes w33ners in his face!" Needless to say, I had planned on it being my last day there,lol. I don't care what you do, but if you constantly confront me with a subject I do not care about, I will eventually be forced to let you know how I feel and you better be prepared for something you may not want to hear.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • CTYank

      You're a mess, starting with your alias. Recycle yourself.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • tired

      Obviously you cared about this subject, or you wouldn't have overreacted like you did. And maybe you didn't realise it, but people already know that gay men like penis; it's pretty much the meaning of being gay.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  426. BobinBoise

    I never thought that he looked all that happy and now you say he is gay. Am I missing something here.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  427. Ironhead

    Hey, land of the free, don't forget you are the land of the free. Anyone criticizing Anderson can move to Iran to be with your like-minded folk. End of story.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  428. will i am

    And water is wet.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  429. david g

    hey i wold like to tell u with much respect more power to you to be its all good it wold not mater if gay or not i respect you because your the best of what u do i enjoy seen u and my son 2 and his 6 years old. you just keep what u do and keep your head up much respect your TV viewer David G

    July 3, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  430. westmountain

    Who cares... keep it to yourself. I don't think this revelation will help your ratings one bit. So sorry...

    July 3, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  431. aebe

    Tea Party folks had no idea of what Copper was talking about,when he brought up teabagging.And now it turns out that he is a teabagger.Once again,Cooper,shame on you.

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights.Carry.
    In spite of your being an unkind creature,Cooper,
    you are still a citizen.Unlike you,I will not denigrate
    or deny you your rights.So be a responsible citizen,
    and validate your 2nd Amendment Rights.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  432. busheepoo

    I love you, Anderson Cooper, no matter what you are. Terrible in this society today you must reveal things about yourself to satisfy the public. I love your show, who you are, you are one of the greatest reporters who ever lived. Rock on, AC!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa in NorCal

      Ditto. And BRAVO to you Anderson! You are a stellar human being and journalist.. You have earned the right to be proud and I will love and respect you even when you giggle uncontrollably. Rock on Mr. Cooper! :-)

      July 3, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Leah from Dallas Texas

      As str person I feel proud for you , Good BESS you , and for those people who make those nasty comment , they hav a gay man inside , poor repressed

      July 3, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Leah from Dallas Texas

      GOD BLESS YOU ANDERSON GOD BESS YOU GOD BESS YOUUU

      July 3, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  433. Jack

    Hello everyone, you are all welcome to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    July 3, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  434. Dr.Candi O. Belle

    After 55 years of living and serving over half of that for this nation's security and moral rights,I am thoroughly convinced that there is something else in the unseen we are fighting. The tolerance of people just allowing any type of abhorrent behavior is the single most irreprehensible thing to destroy this country and soon enough. Anything is allowed in America, on television,entertainment, media,politics, law, whatever. America is and will pay dearly for it and it's the reason why she isn't the #1 country in the world anymore. A.Cooper admittance to the liking of sleeping with other men, the President's official policy to allow openly gay and lesbian behavior in the military has caused a colosal morale decay such as the world has never seen.America has all the technology in the world and yet our moral compass is so off-centered that it's no wonder we cannot decide if people should have something simple like decent healthcare? I will not vote for either candidate and we have decided to leave America for another country before everyone in America decides martial law and internal destruction much like Syria, Egypt, and other signs of a world-wide disaster. The beginning of the end is this total disregard for human decency so thank you Mr.Cooper for the beginning of the end.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      An with you

      July 3, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Victor Levy

      Dr Candi – given your post I think you are contributing more to "moral decay" than Mr. Cooper.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • J. Beach

      Who we as a people to denounce another(S) preference. Although i disagree with gay and lesiban activities...because of MY religious beliefs. Because of MY religious beliefs I will not be the one to judge them.

      "Those without sin cast the first stone...."

      July 3, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace2All

      @Dr. Candi O. Belle

      So, you start your argument by claiming that "there is something else in the unseen that we are fighting..." Just because a person doesn't live their life in a loving way by your definition. Then you go on to claim that "it's the beginning of the end " etc...

      This is just a version of christianity at its most intolerant and narrow-mindedness.

      I could go on, but until you can provide some kind of literal 'proof' that being gay is hurting someone/society etc... then your argument is based on nothing.

      Peace...

      July 3, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Anderson Cooper coming out is the beginning of the end? Wow. You are ignorant "Dr" ...Being gay isn't the problem, it's the hatred of others because they are different than the "norm" we are use to that is the problem.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Candi...Oh...I mean Dr. Candi! I know the perfect place where you can live: Iran

      I'd be happy to help pay for a one way ticket to get you there.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • wes

      You are absolutely right, but you won't get any approval from these folks. It's them against the word of God, and since half of them dont believe in God and the other half has twisted the Bible into some 3 chapter short story, it really IS the beginning of the end for ALL of us. As a parent of 3 boys, it is tough to explain why Don and Anderson say things are ok that the Bible doesn't. But I promise everyone this.....those that know Christ will be forgiven, because none are perfect. But those who don't will get a rude and not so subtle jolt when they pass from here to eternity. It won't be so silly then. And what did you accomplish by living with your twisted views? It won't really matter, I assure you.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe bama

      You're an idiot. Please leave this country. I suggest Canada.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • jez

      "Dr" candi whatever – were you born STUPID, or did you study???....

      July 3, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • j0eschm0e

      well said

      July 3, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Candi. What a disgrace you are to the human race. Less people like you in the world the better we all would be. It is called peace.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • jqent

      IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD I TELL YOU!! THE GAYS ARE COMING TO GET US! WE'LL ALL BE MURDERED IN OUR SLEEP! Yowl, screech, arglebargle.... Jeeze! Cool your jets, you paranoid freaks... we've got real murderers, real terrorists, real politicians, real religious fanatics, all threatening us... far more than any gays do.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • chuck wagon

      Well stated! My desire is a pure heart and my actions must follow through!

      July 3, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
    • TallBob

      Dear Dr Belle,

      For someone with either an MD or PhD your sure are an f***ing idiot...

      Rather than spewing your vitriolic venom why don't you think about how wonderful it is to live in a country where someone like Anderson can fell comfortable enough to "come out", despite people like you.

      The problem that I see here is not with Anderson, but with jerks like you that feel threatened by people that can think for themselves "outside the box."

      I would trade one Anderson Cooper for 1000 idiots like you.

      @anderson: Good for you! I am glad that you are finding peace and happiness in your life. Unlike the poor Dr Belle.

      @Dr, Belle: get over it.
      ...

      s/s A liberated straight man married to a straight woman with lots of really cool Gay and Lesbian friends that are welcome in our home any time.

      July 3, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      You tell em Candi!

      I mean if accept this kind of behavior, what is next?

      They might start letting Women vote, or speak in Church. They might free slaves or worse, teach blacks to read. They might even let people of mixed races marry and have "relations" together. They might create laws against discrimination, and might even provide a lawyer to a poor person on trial. Boy that gets my blood boiling.

      Why they might even change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and not tell anyone. Then all Christians sin once a week for eternity. They might allow witches to live and not be burned alive as it says in the scriptures. They might even allow people to work on the sabbath with out penalty of death, boy then we will know the country has gone to hell in a handbasket!

      July 3, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • jb1963

      Can you name me one non terrorist country that does not allow all the things you say are destroying America? If so can you please go there and preach your hatred.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Anthony

    Anderson Cooper, you will always remain and still is one of the best news reporter of all time. You are real and I love your show AC360. Gay or not Gay, you are a good human being. Please remain who you now and have always being, because there is nothing better than the gentle man we all come to know as "Anderson Cooper". We all love you.
    God richly bless you.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  436. sammy

    Good for you Cooper! I admire your courage for coming out. Please know you have many straight christian supporters in this world and we continue to support you. God loves you for who you are (God don't make mistakes, you are exactly how he wants you to be) and we love you!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  437. AgeofInsanity

    This is hardly news and only confirms what most be suspected. Maybe he can hook up with Tom Cruise or John Travolta?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  438. Jack

    Anderson, are you in need of attention. So much so that you have to stand and tell the world you are gay. It's not like we don't already know. It is like the majority of us really don't care.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • NursieND

      Well said!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Cbag

      lol did anyone actually think he was straight? I actually believed he was already openly gay...

      July 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • drake mallard

      How could you not tell me you were gay?

      everyone is a little gay

      I said "We're all gay, buddy. It's just to what degree are you gay." And he goes, "That's bull, man. I ain't gay at all." And I go "Yeah, you are. And I can prove it." He goes "Fine. Prove it." I go, "All right. Do you like porn?" He says "Yeah, I love porn. You know that." I said, "Oh, and do you only watch scenes with two women?" And he goes, "No, I'll watch a man and a woman makin' love." And I say "Oh, and do you like the guy to have a flabby, half-flaccid penis?" And he goes "No, I like big, hard, throbbing coock...ron white"

      July 3, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • ThankYou

      Anderson – thank you. The likes of Jack will never understand how much this means to so many of us. Some kid who is contemplating suicide tonight may think twice because of you. You are a true hero.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      I ain't the least bit gay either and there are kids contemplating suicide over parents, girls, grades, bullying, being strange and all kinds of reasons. The majority of those kids are not gay. Only about ten percent are. You don't have a righteous argument for being gross.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  439. angel03

    Wow there are so called adults on here saying they are disappointed in him? Why because he doesn't live the way you do? This is why kids bully..because parents are so ignorant..as it has always been said..if you don't like something don't partake in it. Mind your own business and the world would be a better place. Spend more time loving and less time judging.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  440. NursieND

    What? You want a medal???? Next newsworthy article: Angelina Jolie says she's a woman happy and proud! Lol...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  441. Lonnetta Morris

    Im still in love with Anderson Cooper regardless. He's a great person & do a good job on CNN & his talk show. I'm one of his biggest fan's!!! So no matter what, he's still the Man in my books. Love you Anderson Cooper.....YOU ate the best!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  442. ConvivialKat

    This my first time reading/postomg on this blog. What a bunch of hubris and hate. It makes me sad for all of you.

    The man elected to give the public a little piece of personal information about himself. That information was that he is gay. So what? He could just have easily elected to give up info that his hair was red before it turned grey. Both bits of information have no relevance as relates to his reporting abilities, which I find to be considerable.

    If you don't, then don't watch him...but, all of you, PLEASE try to dredge up whatever tiny bits of common courtesy you may have and cease these disguisting, vicious comments.

    I do not understand why so many of you feel it is OK to be so cruel and unkind to someone you have never, and will probably never, even meet.

    It's just reprehensible. You should all stop and think about how you would feel if you were the person being vilified for being something others find to be unacceptable...such, as an example, being a bigot.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  443. 100 year ol colored fella

    all gay peoples will goes to hell someday

    July 3, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      I am critical, but Romans 10 says not to even think in your heart who is going to heaven and hell. So called Christians failed there.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Alpha

      When I read what you have written – As a scientist I am not convinced Darwin was wrong. You are not evolved.

      July 3, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  444. dol

    But man, your like a bouncer.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  445. infonomics

    Gay, OK, so what follows, a parade ?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • eldono

      Exactly. Its like, "its such a slow new day that something almost everyone already knew is in the news". Hey, did you know the world was round? I know. That's how slow the news is today.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  446. John McKenzie

    This explains the lies attributed to Dharu Ravi, who was falsely accused of having recorded and outing Taylor Clementi, gay and clinically depressed student. Andersen Cooper and Ellen D played a major role id spreading these LIES as truth on their programs.
    This is the problem with biased gay people being in the media, journalism becomes untruthful!!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  447. Sandy

    I just watched this on TVdevo.com online tv shows worldwide and streaming movies.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  448. Shawn

    Wish he would keep his business to himself. That is a private matter- now everone knows he is gross!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  449. Jenninmo

    I had no idea, I love me some Anderson...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • grammy

      this doesnt change anything........still a great reporter!!!! hmmmmmm still holds my attention when I watch CNN

      July 3, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  450. DSaint

    I can´t help but feeling dissapointed; I always thought of A. Cooper as a man who broke the American-male stereotype, with his smarts, charisma and good looks.. It´s like finding out there´s no Santa; I´m just sad..

    July 3, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Pastapharian

      ummm, didn't he break the typical mach male stereotype? why do you give a rat's a s s what his se x ual preference is? how does it affect his reporting?

      July 3, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  451. Yon

    Anderson, Sorry man – I liked your journalism up to the point where I found this out. You have potential, but I think you made a terrible mistake. Not in being honest, but somewhere in your life when you were doing drugs or whatever you were doing when you made this decision to be perverted.

    I will honestly pray for you and hope you make it through the hat you are about to go through. You were the best journalist on CNN. CNN is now dead dude.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • fsdaf

      You made a terrible mistake when you, by doing drugs or whatever, decided you were everyone's judge and jury. It's people like YOU who are hurting this country by your constant hate.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jessy The Gnostic

      And I pray for the day that people finally stop being so judgmental.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • pastapharian

      well, at least you're going to pray for him. I'm sure he feels better about his career and success already.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      judgement? Where does confussion of nature stop? Is doggy x alright with you? How about when a top journalist says that? Are you going to say it is normal then? How a out incest? Where is the limit for you?

      I can love the nan and still say, "Gross dude". That is friendship, not hate.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • HARRY

      The idea that CNN is dead because Anderson came out is insane. He doesn't need your prayers! The hate has started with you!

      July 3, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Catlady

      First CNN is not Dead...Second , People can say what they want and when they want. That means he was not hiding
      nothing..Great person you are Anderson..Thank You.......................

      July 3, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      Harry, wait and see. It is not hate to say the truth. Your hate about opposite opinions blinds your mind. I hear yours and it isn't working.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Data

      You mad bro?

      July 3, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • slyguy

      Hey Yon, i think you are gay.

      July 3, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  452. Yon

    Now that you can have any gay man that you want in America, you might as well sell yourself for a million dollars a night and retire early!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Luka Magnotta

      Gays are very finicky and mercurial. I think Cooper's a little bit long in the tooth to be demanding a cool million for his puckered donut.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Catlady

      Yon, you are a ONE BIG JOKE. People like you should get a life... Thank You

      July 3, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  453. Speaking of Oprah

    Come out, come out, wherever you are...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  454. AnnieR.

    LOVE Anderson.....smart, intelligent, witty – and a true journalist, so all of you babbling, ignoramuses just STHU.........

    July 3, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  455. escher7

    To anyone who actually reads this is not news. There have been pictures of him and his mate on the net forever.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      only a gay man would look.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Oh, you mean this bear?

      www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/1OQkn-y8aHVm.jpg

      July 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      Yon, that's just dumber than hell. AC has never been in the closet and numerous pics have been published for years of him and his partner. Nobody has to look that up – its just been there all along.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      why would a straight man know this? He did not have the high pitched voice. You are either gay or look for this kind of thing? Really, I had no clue

      July 3, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      I'm neither gay nor look for this kinda thing. Have you ever heard of newstands? Magazines? Just because you've been naively living under a rock doesn't mean that the 99% on here responding DUH to this non story are gay trollers.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      I don't follow or believe rumors. We are past that stage now

      July 3, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  456. Quick Poll

    Quick show of hands for how many people think Oprah is going to give her d.yke pal Rosie yet ANOTHER show she can fail miserably at.

    Oh, I guess CNN doesn't like people using the word d.yke on their message boards even though d.ykes call each other by the term all the time. Maybe the d.ykes at CNN just don't want breeders using the term?

    July 3, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  457. gorleo

    for every person, the only purpose in life is to be and celebrate all he/she is suppose to be.

    anderson should be extremely proud that his life's journey has enabled him to be and celebrate all that he is suppose to be.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharonkathleen

      If Anderson felt it was important to bring this up, then good for him. I just thought that everyone knew. Whatever, I'm going to be watching AC360 every evening as always.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  458. frederick

    Of course he's gay, but who cares? Since the pedofile got locked up CNN has to jump on something (sounds like a ratings stunt). If it's not bath salts or something sensational it's three other things. Get some journalistic integrity you CNN boobs, no class!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  459. Fonz

    This is news? Who the f*** cares!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  460. Raven

    Not that it makes a difference in the quality of your journalism (which is excellent), your journalistic ethics (which have, to me, always seemed to rock and be spot on), your credibility (makes no diff), or your ability to unearth the truth in the world of hard news, as well as the occasional puff piece that makes you giggle until you cry on air (Dyngus Day), I'm glad to hear you're happy, Mr. Cooper. For whatever reason you felt it was time to out yourself (and no, unlike some above, I don't think you are a coward for not revealing your personal life before), I'm glad you felt this was a world that was "OK" to hear your announcement and not call for a public lynching; I'm glad you felt you were making it a better world for others by coming out publicly and denying bullies ammunition. Being brave as a role model for a younger generation who hopefully will see that "It Gets Better" and not look for a drastic, rasher solution to a more anguished, temporary problem, and that, yes, indeed – you CAN have it all. Thanks, Mr. Cooper. Always admired you...guess I'll have to just keep on doin' so...

    July 3, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  461. Pun

    So much gay butthurt on this board. Gay people take themselves so seriously. Good thing no one else does. Stop sobbing in your hankies, you big babies!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  462. Yon

    Penn State moment. Oops!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  463. gimli

    That explains the tight t-shirts

    July 3, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • gopdina

      Anderson is so full of himself. He loves to mock repubs and ignores all the crap that the dems do. He is no journalist. he is a liberal – and he is a crappy one, at that, too.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  464. MotoJB

    He's a knob bobber? Who woulda' thunk...

    July 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Terry - Indiana

    I support Anderson Cooper and his decision to announce the fact that he is Gay. I believe that Mr. Cooper is a role model for "First Class Journalism" and for young men and women who need to see that the majority of Americans accept a person for their contributions to society and support for all human rights. As a Conservative Republican, I support Gay Rights, Women's Rights, and all Human Rights. America was not built on hate, but rather on the premise that all men and women are equal, at least from my vantage point.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • gopdina

      He's not a role model. His keeping them honest programs never delve into the lurid, criminal, and plain wrong goings-on of high profile democrats. He is an accomplished obfuscater and quite sanctimonious and hypocritical. He just happens to be gay, which is nothing to be proud of, just as there is no reason to be "proud" that one is straight. U r born that way, u didn't achieve it through hard work.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  466. So What

    So who didn't know and who cares?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      " So what !?" Is correct, but not because it's unimportant to the public, because it's this mans right as an American to be who he is.
      When Ellen came out, it was a big deal because of her fame, a bigger deal was the price she had to pay. I'm glade to see her getting in the light she deserves for being a caring human being.
      I stopped watching her sitcom because her politics began to outweigh her comedy, I hope Anderson Cooper doesn't fall into the same trap.
      Being Gay is Mr. Coopers right and as such should be celebrated. Delivering hard cutting, accurate NEWS is his gift and responsibility. Please pursue it.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  467. Tommy Boy

    Nope, I refuse to believe this. I'm going out to the front yard to poop now.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Name*matt

    Wow bout seven years while working the hotel I said Cooper get down couldent even imagine coming out as famous as he is wow..

    July 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Anna

    I love Anderson Cooper. He's intelligent, witty, courageous, and yes he's gay. I'm proud of him and it makes me like him even more. Those of you hating STHU. You wish you had his intelligence, charisma and fame.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  470. pvt4jc@nc.rr.com

    strickly dickly...what a flamer

    July 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  471. peo418

    You broke my heart!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Dick Trickle

    LZ Granderson, Don Lemmon, Anderson Cooper... This is GNN!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  473. NPhxAz

    It seems like cnn is trying really hard to carve out a mega liberal viewer segment, since most mainstream Americans are finding other news venues (which DO happen to be credible).

    July 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daws

      Are you inadvertently saying that conservatives are bigoted against gays? Because otherwise I see this about as much as liberal/conservative thing as racism.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  474. Jack

    Hello everyone. You are all welcome to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    July 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Sippin' Whiskey

    So what are we drinking tonight, America?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Mark

    I gotta admit...I don't care.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Deal

      agreed...we don't give a hoot AC...you really need to shrink your fat ego to fit into your tiny skull...

      July 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  477. lgwelsh1

    And this is a shocker? So what, he is gay, big deal. It's not like we already knew.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  478. katolungile

    Did Sasha & Mailia tell him to come out?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Army Wife

    Who cares that Cooper is gay?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  480. William Respatt

    oh-oh...John Travolta will be after him, with his robe on..

    Erica Hill is bummed..

    July 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  481. Flatus the Magnificent

    Fox News = Big breasted, hotties that drive a hetero to distraction (who cares what they are saying)
    CNN = Anderson Cooper (who cares what he is saying)
    Explanation of Ratings Failure @ CNN

    Anderson – You go girl!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • E. Normas Johnson

      This would matter if anyone watched his show. But as no one does, this is really not news.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Painful

      Um helloooo genius. Shepard smith much???

      July 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Captain Obvious

      Sean Hannity is more squinty-eyed than Cooper, has a higher voice and is a bigger queen to boot.

      I don't get my boobs from news channels anyway. Why bother when you can get real news at BBC and boobs at imagefap and xhamster?

      July 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Sharon

    "CNN's Anderson Cooper comes out publicly as gay."

    ...and...? Thank you for your candor, Mr. Cooper, but it really shouldn't matter, should it? It shouldn't matter to anyone. I've always respected your work, and I don't think that's going to change.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassylady5683

      Who gives a rats behind as Judge Judy would say. If he came out, he can go back in. Now what?? I bet those butt cheeks are sore right about now. Got butt??

      July 3, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  483. buttsecks

    LOL he said gay!!!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  484. hop

    in response to the statement: "Its a deviance from what nature dictated, a male and female were made for each other, and thats all there is to it."

    Actually, it is not a deviance from what nature dictates. There have always been a percentage of gay people among the non-gay. This is what nature has always shown. Let it be.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Mrs. Edda K. Meinardus

    I LUV LUV LUV ANDERSON COOPER EVEN MORE!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Navin Johnson

    I always suspected he was mentally ill. Good we have confirmation.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Edda K. Meinardis

    I LOVE ANDERSON COOPER

    July 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  488. demaris

    Anderson is gay? Who's next, Rosie O'Donnell?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Mike

    Why does Anderson Cooper think that I need to know, or that I even care? Jeeze, get over yourself

    July 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Kevin

    Anderson,
    I'm a veteran who has always had a fear of public speaking. For as long as I can remember, you have been my role model. This doesn't change anything.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  491. D

    I can't wait till gay people start coming out as straight

    July 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • nital

      It happens all the time but – it is not publicized as much, is not politically correct and it does not follow the biology they want you to believe

      July 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Yon

    I like Issa. Is that her name?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Rick Sanchez

    Can I have my job back?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  494. JamesM

    Good for you Anderson. You did it on your terms and in your own way. You have enough credibility and industry muscle now not to worry about whatever anyone else thinks or fears for your career.
    Well done mate !!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  495. unblvble

    So now he can openly support the gays on CNN, unbelievably how our species is going towards extinction

    July 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Painful

      Um there are 8 billion people on the planet genius.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miguel

      Jesus...If you think that 7 billion living human beings running around and reproducing at an alarming rate and over-crowding the planet is "going extinct" dude...find a different reason for being critical.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  496. katolungile

    Do we have to call him "courageous" now?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Yon

    I don't believe him.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  498. katolungile

    He must have a book coming out and he needs promotion....

    or

    His ratings are tanking and he needs pub....

    July 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Kelly25

    Is this really news worthy? I mean who didn't know Anderson was gay?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  500. THE ROTTING CORPSE OF RON REAGAN

    DEAD REPUGLICANS ARE REFRESHINGLY PLEASABNT TO SEE

    July 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Rick

    In response to "The fact is, you're gay."

    The fact is, I don't care. I'm not gay. Do you care? If you do, you shouldn't.

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

    PS I was a fan and I still am. Keep up the good work.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Evolutionarily speaking...

    ...not ALL Atheists support of agree with or turn the other cheek to ho_mo_se_xuality.

    So its not just religious wack_o's who don't support or agree with said subject. Evolutionarily, that lifestyle or behavior is un-natural.

    Forget all the bible babble, it is.

    Its a deviance from what nature dictated, a male and female were made for each other, and thats all there is to it.

    But if you support it or don't care or whatever or you call others old because they are against it, or dated, or whatever, well, then do a google image search on the activities and don't be disc_usted, you don't care right, you support it correct?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Jack

    Hello everyone. All are welcome to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    July 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  504. rogerparis

    W