I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don’t give that up by being a journalist.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Television reporter Anderson Cooper attends the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)