Anderson Cooper says he’s blessed to be gay
CNN journalist Anderson Cooper came out as gay in July, but has been silent about his experience. Now he says “being gay is a blessing”.
Speaking to Huffington Post's Michelangelo, Cooper said he knew he was gay “from the time I was a little kid”.
"I can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of it, even before I knew what it was or the name of it,” he said.
Cooper added that "being gay is a blessing" and he "couldn't be more proud" of his sexuality.
"If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more," Cooper said.
"Early on I felt very much like an observer, because I knew I was gay, I knew I was somehow different. If you learn the language of loss early, I think you seek out others who have experienced the same thing, who speak the same language of loss."
Madonna will present Cooper with a GLAAD Media Award in New York on March 16.