Time News Feed – Anderson Cooper came out on Monday via an email posted on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Beast blog. Though Cooper’s sexuality had long been an open secret it was not an issue he had ever addressed in public, citing not only personal but also professional reasons for his silence in the email: as a reporter in war zones, he might endanger himself and his coworkers, he told Sullivan; in addition, he hoped to keep the focus on his subjects, not himself. But Cooper was compelled by incidents of discrimination across the country to “[make] clear where I stand…

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