25 Of The Most Inspiring Celebrity Coming Out Stories
Speaking of LGBTQ icons, Anderson Cooper wasn’t out of the closet until 2012 at age 45. Anderson already had his plush gig hosting Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN and a syndicated talk show, Anderson, when he revealed his sexuality in a letter to Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast.
Andrew, an openly gay man, had asked Anderson his views on an EW cover story about gay celebrities, which made Anderson realize that visibility was more important than preserving the reporter’s shield of privacy.
“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,” Anderson concluded.