No, that's not my view on the guy. I was looking for Tom/Katie news and came across this. I guess Anderson was inspired by Tom being outed.
Originally Posted By: BBC News US & Canada
2 July 2012
CNN presenter Anderson Cooper announces he is gay
CNN presenter Anderson Cooper has publicly announced in an email published online that he is gay.
Cooper said he was proud of his sexuality and had decided to speak out in case anyone thought he was ashamed.
The son of socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, he said he had not previously spoken out on his sexual orientation for personal and professional reasons.
CNN said it had no comment and there were no plans for Cooper to discuss the matter on air.
He wrote in the email, published by Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast: "It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.
He continues: "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.
"I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues."
Cooper, whose sexual orientation had long been subject to rumours, added: "I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter's shield of privacy."
His show, Anderson Cooper 360, received an award this year from a gay rights group.