Anderson Cooper

  • GQjock

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    Jun 10, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
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    Doesn't he have another Tee shirt?

    At least Gray or something? icon_confused.gif

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    Jun 10, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    am I the only one who finds him repulsive??

    youre gay who cares why try to dance around the subject, its obvious, youre viewers dont care. grow a pair.
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    Jun 11, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    jduckj saidam I the only one who finds him repulsive??

    youre gay who cares why try to dance around the subject, its obvious, youre viewers dont care. grow a pair.


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    Jun 11, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    No offense but I find him repulsive also. Let me explain why.

    Lot's of gays come out at great risk to careers and friendships and relationships and such. Gays that do not have the resources as comfortable as him. People that really risk things come out. It is those people that move the movement forward, not by being on TV or having huge platforms, but just by being honest in their day to day lives. Yes, I am gay. No, I do not have a wife I have a partner. No, that is not my friend that is my boyfriend.

    Not huge, but small chinks in the armour of homophobia, and more than that just ignorance of who gay people are. We are plumbers, lawyers, cops, shop owners, fisherman and fireman. And yes, hair dressers and choreographers and dancers and actors. All honorable careers.

    When a guy like Cooper plays the game, he enforces stereotypes and he plays the game with rules set up by the straight majority. I do not care if he comes out or does not. It will not change the world one way or other. But when he says things like he will not discuss his personal life after discussing everything about his personal life from his mother Gloria Vanderbilt to the suicide of his brother it comes across as phoney.

    For some of us that came out at great risk, it seems a bit cheap and hollow. If his personal life is private, then make it private. Don't talk about everything but that because by doing that you say gay is bad, it is a negative, and thus I will not discuss it.

    I hate guys like him that deny they are gay and then come out, ala Ricky Martin, only when their careers are over. It taints gays, it makes that part of your life seem shameful, and it feeds the homophobia and the gay haters.

    What I hate even more than that, though, is the gay community that embraces these gays that when their career ends decide to come out and we put them on floats in Gay Parades as if their coming out was awesome.

    That is why I loved Rudy Galindo, the ice skater who came out when he hit the height of his career. That was brave. And it cost him. But he did it with honor. Or Bob Paris, Mr. Universe and a Mr. Olympia runner-up. Everyone else, please stay in the closet when your career ends. Don't use us as a way to re-invigorate your career. You did not want to be a part of the out open Gay community when you where at your peak. Don't grab our coat tails on the way down.
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    Jun 11, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    he is more obvious than clay and ricky.. its 2010, grow a pair

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    im guessing other guy is top yah?
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    Jun 11, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    Guynextdoor-

    How do you know that is Cooper's bf?
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    Jun 11, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    Anderson Cooper owes absolutely NOTHING to anyone.....he has no "responsibility" to "come out" for anyone else but himself.

    How about this? Judge him for what we know he is....a journalist. If you like him, watch him. If you don't like him, don't watch him.

    Personally, I don't think he is hiding a thing. In fact, I think it is good that he seems to do exactly what he does with exactly who he wants ..... that is not what the definition of "hiding" is to me. Someone "hiding" would probably not choose Kathy Griffith to be his co host on his New Years Eve program....ya think?

    Why must he be "defined" as a gay man? How about as a "MAN"?

    I really cannot take when "others" expect "others" to fight what they consider to be OUR war.

    Instead of waiting around for someone like Cooper to fight on behalf of YOU, why don't YOU rise to a level of prominence YOURSELF so YOU can do whatever it is you expect HIM to do FOR YOU.

    LAYOFF THE SILVERFOX!
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    Jun 11, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Sorry SilverFox and GuyNextDoor-

    Kathy Griffin does not deny she has a husband or, after the divorce, that she is dating a guy here and there. Just getting Kathy to co-host, if that was even his call, is not enough. You say that should be enough. Enough what? That he is gay? Is having Kathy Griffin co-host a sign that he is gay as you say? Then why not just say it? You want it both ways: he shows and he does not need to show.

    He does not need to show or say that he is Gay, though you both obviously think he is. I do not know. I will not say that having Kathy proves he is gay, as you seem to imply.

    Just don't tell me he is a gay icon when his CNN career ends and he comes out. The guy has a position of power and he could help us out by coming out so that mid-America will see that gays are everywhere and everybody. But if he is gay as you imply, and he stays in the closet, more power to him. I have no problem with guys staying in the closet. It is a personal choice. He has every right to stay in the closet, if he is gay.

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    Jun 11, 2010 8:44 AM GMT
    It doesn't matter to me, I'll sit home and watch it all on my colour TV.
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    Jun 11, 2010 10:36 AM GMT
    jduckj saidhe is more obvious than clay and ricky.. its 2010, grow a pair

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    im guessing other guy is top yah?


    I've seen him with this guy around town before
    and as far as tops and bottoms go? ..... You can never be too sure icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    GQjock said
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    I've seen him with this guy around town before...

    And if we didn't already know that town is NYC, the Kryptonite security chain wrapped around the seat post would give it away. That thing could be used to anchor the Queen Mary II, and along with the huge padlock probably weighs more than the bike itself. The pleasures of life in the Big City... icon_confused.gif

    At least it looks like AC has the muscles to handle the extra weight. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidSorry SilverFox and GuyNextDoor-

    Kathy Griffin does not deny she has a husband or, after the divorce, that she is dating a guy here and there. Just getting Kathy to co-host, if that was even his call, is not enough. You say that should be enough. Enough what? That he is gay? Is having Kathy Griffin co-host a sign that he is gay as you say? Then why not just say it? You want it both ways: he shows and he does not need to show.

    He does not need to show or say that he is Gay, though you both obviously think he is. I do not know. I will not say that having Kathy proves he is gay, as you seem to imply.

    Just don't tell me he is a gay icon when his CNN career ends and he comes out. The guy has a position of power and he could help us out by coming out so that mid-America will see that gays are everywhere and everybody. But if he is gay as you imply, and he stays in the closet, more power to him. I have no problem with guys staying in the closet. It is a personal choice. He has every right to stay in the closet, if he is gay.



    Did I call him a gay icon? I referred to him as a man. Do I think he is gay? It is irrelevant. I was pointing out....though.....he does not seem to be hiding. That is all. As far as I am concerned, he signed up to be a journalist.....not a man in a "position of power". You can argue that we are all men "in a position of power". I just don't agree that he has to "help us" .... when you and I can help ourselves (if we chose to).
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    Jun 11, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    silverfox1 saidAnderson Cooper owes absolutely NOTHING to anyone.....he has no "responsibility" to "come out" for anyone else but himself.

    How about this? Judge him for what we know he is....a journalist. If you like him, watch him. If you don't like him, don't watch him.

    Personally, I don't think he is hiding a thing. In fact, I think it is good that he seems to do exactly what he does with exactly who he wants ..... that is not what the definition of "hiding" is to me. Someone "hiding" would probably not choose Kathy Griffith to be his co host on his New Years Eve program....ya think?

    Why must he be "defined" as a gay man? How about as a "MAN"?

    I really cannot take when "others" expect "others" to fight what they consider to be OUR war.

    Instead of waiting around for someone like Cooper to fight on behalf of YOU, why don't YOU rise to a level of prominence YOURSELF so YOU can do whatever it is you expect HIM to do FOR YOU.

    LAYOFF THE SILVERFOX!


    yeh there are kids comitting suicide because of their identity... what kind of message is he giving them by not owning up to it?

    "your shame is deserved, keep it under raps if the money is right (from CNN), you pimple faced faggot."

    except these kids are in high school making minimum wage and cant afford the comfort of privacy let alone a penthouse with fabio.
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    Jun 11, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    silverfox1 saidDid I call him a gay icon? I referred to him as a man. Do I think he is gay? It is irrelevant.

    Referring back to that great pic of him with the bike, are his eyes focused on that woman's ass on the left? Or maybe he's just wondering if her brand of jeans are his mother's.

    Switching gears into serious mode, I don't know if a prominent man is obliged to out himself for the good of the gay cause. I believe I would myself, but then it's easy for me to say because I'm not prominent. Nor do I have anything to lose, answering to no boss or company policy.

    What if I want to continue to do something I love (and AC says he truly loves journalism, not a simple job to him), but formally outing myself could jeopardize my career. Look what happened to Ellen DeGeneres with her sitcom. True, she managed to reinvent herself and is now more successful than ever, bless her, but that's Ellen and not everyone can expect that will happen to them.

    Is it an acceptable compromise to be generally ASSUMED to be gay, and remain in the public eye as a gay personality that straight people see and respect? Does that serve the gay community better, than outing oneself and getting fired out of the public eye? How does self-destructing encourage young gay kids? Or do you think making yourself a martyr is also a worthwhile act? Perhaps it can be, I dunno...

    So I can imagine rational reasons why AC may choose his current course of action (or inaction), that are other than cowardice and lack of balls, assuming he is gay, as I do. Difficult to be in someone else's shoes and second-guess their motives in a matter like this.
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:02 PM GMT
    spineless
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:23 PM GMT
    usually i get all hot and bothered and go batty over guys who are s&p to any degree.

    but i've gotta say mr. cooper doesn't do it for me though...
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    jduckj saidspineless

    As opposed to that height of gay bravery, the silhouette in lieu of a main pic, and a largely empty profile, here on a gay site?

    True, veteran members here will remember I myself used a scooter image at first, although I did post private pics, and my profile was full from day one. My concern was security, but as my comfort level increased I felt safe enough on this site to post some limited public pics.

    And no, I don't find AC repulsive, per your earlier post here. I am reminded that he comes from one of the richest and most famous families in the US for the last 150 years, growing up in the shadow of his mother's world-wide celebrity, and at times, notoriety. And losing an older brother to suicide, perhaps in part due to the stresses of family fame. He has said he doesn't want to repeat his family's mistakes of being too much in the tabloids.

    Yet he's chosen the media for his career, perhaps some kind of moth-and-the-flame thing going on there, I can't say. But he does have an abhorrence, and perhaps a genuine fear, of having his private life exposed on any level, not surprising with his family history. I see his failure to address his sexual orientation as more a result of that more fundamental goal, rather than about the gay issue itself. He just guards his private life with a determination that most of us cannot understand, we not coming from the world in which he has lived.
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    jduckj saidspineless

    As opposed to that height of gay bravery, the silhouette in lieu of a main pic, and a largely empty profile, here on a gay site?

    True, veteran members here will remember I myself used a scooter image at first, although I did post private pics, and my profile was full from day one. My concern was security, but as my comfort level increased I felt safe enough on this site to post some limited public pics.

    And no, I don't find AC repulsive, per your earlier post here. I am reminded that he comes from one of the richest and most famous families in the US for the last 150 years, growing up in the shadow of his mother's world-wide celebrity, and at times, notoriety. And losing an older brother to suicide, perhaps in part due to the stresses of family fame. He has said he doesn't want to repeat his family's mistakes of being too much in the tabloids.

    Yet he's chosen the media for his career, perhaps some kind of moth-and-the-flame thing going on there, I can't say. But he does have an abhorrence, and perhaps a genuine fear, of having his private life exposed on any level, not surprising with his family history. I see his failure to address his sexual orientation as more a result of that more fundamental desire, rather than about the gay issue itself.
    Well Written!

    why is it "some" gay men feel the need to "out" every other fellow gay guy??? your personal life is just that...personal! how much of it that you reveal to the world is YOUR choice.

    i have seen AC several times in a couple of new orleans' gay-friendly bars, quietly enjoying a drink, watching the world go by, neither seeking nor giving attention. just like any othe guy.

    what/who he does is his choice, as it is yours and my choice. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
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    silverfox1 saidAnderson Cooper owes absolutely NOTHING to anyone.....he has no "responsibility" to "come out" for anyone else but himself.

    How about this? Judge him for what we know he is....a journalist. If you like him, watch him. If you don't like him, don't watch him.

    Personally, I don't think he is hiding a thing. In fact, I think it is good that he seems to do exactly what he does with exactly who he wants ..... that is not what the definition of "hiding" is to me. Someone "hiding" would probably not choose Kathy Griffith to be his co host on his New Years Eve program....ya think?

    Why must he be "defined" as a gay man? How about as a "MAN"?

    I really cannot take when "others" expect "others" to fight what they consider to be OUR war.

    Instead of waiting around for someone like Cooper to fight on behalf of YOU, why don't YOU rise to a level of prominence YOURSELF so YOU can do whatever it is you expect HIM to do FOR YOU.

    LAYOFF THE SILVERFOX!


    yeh there are kids comitting suicide because of their identity... what kind of message is he giving them by not owning up to it?

    "your shame is deserved, keep it under raps if the money is right (from CNN), you pimple faced faggot."

    except these kids are in high school making minimum wage and cant afford the comfort of privacy let alone a penthouse with fabio.


    Why are you laying other kid's identity issues on him? I don't disagree that he could end speculation if he just clarified his situation, but it's NOT his responsibility to save the world. I agree with Silverfox, he doesn't owe anyone anything, just himself. he's not putting himself out there as a gay icon, and as such, doesn't need to say an f'in word.
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    dude is hot...oh well
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    jduckj saidspineless


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    Jun 11, 2010 2:48 PM GMT

    jduckj, why don't YOU come out and set an example for Anderson? icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    Well AC is damn hot. But did anyone notice that he is wearing the same shirt in the first photo as he is wearing in the bike photo. LOL
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    Jun 11, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Wilton saidHe just guards his private life with a determination that most of us cannot understand, we not coming from the world in which he has lived.


    Oh poo, poo. Poor little rich kid.

    (For those who missed the reference, he is the son of Gloria Vanderbildt.)

    I don't like how he treats right-wingers with kid gloves in interviews. But I do like his attention to environmental issues, which are close to my heart.