On Monday, July 2, a glass closet was quietly shattered.
Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan published a letter he received from Anderson Cooper, in which he writes, "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."
In the hours that have since passed, Cooper's discussion of his private life has become newsworthy. Here are some of the more interesting takes on the matter.
Over at Gawker, a timeline of Cooper's "open secret." The guys at Gawker are kind of obsessed with Cooper. Their former writer Brian Moylan touches on the subject.
Michael Musto chimes in, considering he had somewhat "outed" Cooper a few years ago.
The HuffPo has an interesting op-ed on why Cooper's coming out is a big deal, while the National Post says, "Nah."
Oh, and a conservative writer decided to make an interesting joke of the whole thing.
Speaking of jokes, those crazy kids at Next Media Animation even took it on.
And perhaps most interesting of all, Kathy Griffin speaks up about why she never outed her New Year's Eve co-host.