"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 Cooper, officially confirming the worst kept secret in television news
He made this statement in an e-mail to Andrew Sullivan, one he allowed Sullivan to reprint publicly. Bottom line: Good for Coop. I always respected his decision to keep his private life private and I respect his decision to come out even more.