• I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don't give that up by being a journalist.

    "Anderson Cooper's 'I'm Gay' Announcement Draws Mixed Reactions on Twitter" by Erin Carlson, July 02, 2012.