Anderson Cooper Comes Out, & Eloquently Explains Why Now.
While few of his fans are surprised—he’s been more or less openly gay for years—his eloquence, above, has made this a powerful and touching moment.
His respect here in the face of bigotry is even more powerful, given the context:
In other news, CNN Breaking Report: Supreme Court declares that Anderson Cooper is Heterosexual. (News Junkie Joke)
“I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.”Click image for article & video.
Undoubtedly gay people do face discrimination in the work place (totally legally in most parts of the country, by the way; please support ENDA). From the very start, they’re 40% less likely to get an interview just as one example. Cooper’s success would have been less likely as openly gay, but instead of a strict “glass ceiling” what he would have hit is clearly more permeable than that, today.