Anderson Cooper said that he first realized that he was a little gay.
“I mean, when I realized it, I was about 7 years old, I’m not sure-I’m not sure if I knew the word’gay’ at the time, but I realized something was wrong. Things are different.” He The audience’s questions were answered in the “whole circle” of CNN on Monday.
The 53-year-old CNN anchor said that he came out in high school, but it wasn’t until after graduating from Yale University in 1989 that he “really fell in love” with him as gay.
He said: “I think I really, really accepted it, not just accepted it, but accepted it completely, and, you know, I really like the fact that I am gay. After college.”
He continued: “Of course, I struggled a bit when I was a teenager, but I even struggled a bit in college.”
Cooper explained that he had many interests at the time and was considering joining the army. But he felt that he could not because he was gay and worried about his “safety”.
“It feels like there are a lot of restrictions. This is not what I thought of in my life. Or, I imagine a family to get married. Cooper said: “All these things were impossible back then. “Cooper welcomed his son Wyatt through agency last year.
The broadcaster also said that being gay made him a better reporter because it gave him a different perspective.
Cooper made a public appearance in 2012 in the form of an online letter.
He wrote: “The truth is that I am gay, always, always will, and I can no longer be happy, satisfied and proud of myself.”