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State senator tells Anderson Cooper there’s no discrimination in Arizona

Monday, February 24, 2014
In an interview with Anderson Cooper on Monday, Arizona GOP state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin defended Arizona's SB 1062, the controversial the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]

Don Lemon on why it’s still important for famous people to publicly come out

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CNN's Don Lemon ended the "OutFront" broadcast on Monday night by commenting about Robin Roberts' coming out, and why it's important for other famous people to publicly come out as well. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Journalist Anderson Cooper

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Anderson Cooper is an award-winning news anchor, author and talk show host. Born in New York City to a prominent family, Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress and entrepreneur Gloria Vanderbilt. [ Read more → ]

Anderson Cooper receives GLAAD award, Madonna calls Boys Scouts ‘fucked up’

Sunday, March 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Pop icon Madonna, dressed in a replica of a cub scout uniform, presented CNN’s Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last night. [ Read more → ]
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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award

Sunday, March 3, 2013
NEW YORK -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals. [ Read more → ]
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National Coming Out Day: Achieving progress through visibility

Thursday, October 11, 2012
On our road to equality, perhaps we’ll meet a day when “coming out” becomes a thing of the past. There will be no perception of difference, no fear, no worry and no anxiety. No declarations, no announcements, no revelations need be made. Nothing is questioned or second-guessed... [ Read more → ]
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Transgender advocacy group condemns planned ‘Anderson Live’ segment

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The National Center for Transgender Equality on Wednesday denounced plans by the syndicated talk show "Anderson Live" to air a controversial interview with a person who claims an anti-baldness drug made them transgender. [ Read more → ]
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Thoughts on Anderson Cooper and the ‘private lives’ of LGBT people

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Anderson Cooper’s decision to come out sets a great example for LGBT youth and brings hope to those who still suffer with internalized homophobia, bullying, or ostracism. And high-profile, successful LGBTs like Anderson Cooper undermine one of the most malicious lies made by the anti-gay movement: that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people are broken, unhappy, and empty simply because of who they are and who they love. [ Read more → ]
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Anderson Cooper: ‘The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be’

Monday, July 2, 2012
After years of speculation, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has come out -- "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." [ Read more → ]

Dennis Rodman outs Anderson Cooper: ‘He’s fucking gay as fuck’

Saturday, September 17, 2011
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman this week, in an unfiltered interview with Graham Bensinger on “In Depth,” talked about — among other topics — sex, gays, and Anderson Cooper. [ Read more → ]
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George Rekers responds to Kirk Murphy’s suicide in ‘Sissy Boy Experiment’

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
In this second installment of CNN's special report, the “Sissy Boy Experiment,” Dr. George Rekers learns of Kirk Murphy's suicide. [ Read more → ]
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‘Sissy Boy Experiment’ examines 70′s-era therapy to make feminine boys masculine

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
In the 1970s, 5-year-old Kirk Murphy underwent therapy for his effeminate behavior -- his parents enrolled him in a federally-funded experimental program at UCLA. Decades later, at age 38, he took his own life. [ Read more → ]

CNN panel debates gay marriage, Tuesday’s loss in Maine

Thursday, November 5, 2009
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel debate gay marriage and Tuesday's loss at the ballot box in Maine. On Wednesday night's the panel with Cooper: Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom To Marry, and gay rights opponent Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council. Said... [ Read more → ]

Gawker: Anderson Cooper is gay and everyone knows it

Friday, October 30, 2009
From On Thursday, Page Six has a not-very-thinly-veiled item about Anderson Cooper going on a very gay vacation with his very gay boyfriend who owns a very gay bar. Enough: Anderson Cooper is very gay. It's time he said it. Here's the New York... [ Read more → ]
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