Même si la nouvelle ne surprendra presque personne, Anderson Cooper a avoué pour la première fois en public qu’il était gai. L’animateur de CNN s’est ouvert sur son orientation sexuelle dans un courriel au blogueur Andrew Sullivan dont je cite un extrait dans le texte :
I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn’t set out to write about other aspects of my life.
Recently, however, I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.