Have We Reached a Time When Anybody Can Be Open About Their Sexual Orientation?
After years of refusing to discuss his personal life, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper finally acknowledged in an online letter Monday that he is gay.
There was once a time when nobody at all would let it be known that they were gay, especially if they were in the public eye. But times have changed and many people feel comfortable being open about their sexual orientation — but not yet everybody. It still brings up strong feelings on both sides of the issue, with people not always ready to accept it.
After keeping quiet about his sexual orientation for so long, it was reported in Access Atlanta that CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt, came out in an online letter Monday.
This raises the question, have we now reached a stage where someone in the public eye, someone considered a serious journalist, can feel comfortable revealing their sexual orientation without feeling that they will be judged? What do you think?