dasfagafasga-deactivated2013032 asked: Anderson Cooper came out because people thought he was ashamed of his sexuality. He didn't do it for headlines but rather prove to the world that he's comfortable with who he is and isn't afraid of others opinions. Publicly stating it was just proving that he isn't ashamed. That's what his email that announced it said anyway.
I know what he said, I read it. What bothers me though, is that he felt he needed to announce it. If he was simply trying to let people know he wasn’t ashamed he could have stopped hiding when he had a boyfriend…other anchors/TV personalities mention their husbands/wives in conversation so he could have done the same. Yeah, people would have talked because that’s how our slowly evolving society deals with “shocks” like this but I just think that these big headlines when people come out are slowing down progress by making being gay and proud seem so abnormal or heroic when really it should be as natural as breathing.