Anderson Cooper is gay! This is making me pretty happy.
His email is very nicely put (he is a journalist after all), and makes some excellent points. It's important to be visible, and not to hide your sexuality, because, as he says, it gives "some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid."
Our sexualities shouldn't be something we don't talk about, or something we hide. Strait people don't conceal their sexualities from the wider world and it's counterproductive for us to do so.
Nice work, Cooper. You're a babe.