CNN host Anderson Cooper has said that
he cannot recall a time when was not aware of being gay.
“I've always known I was gay from the
time I was a little kid,” Cooper told The
Huffington Post Gay Voices Editor Michelangelo Signorile. “I
can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of it, even before I knew
what it was or the name of it.”
Cooper, the host of the daytime talk
show Anderson Live, spoke to Signorile from Rome, where he is
covering the conclave to elect the next pope.
The 45-year-old Cooper came out gay
last year after ducking rumors for years.
He's the recipient of GLAAD's 2013 Vito
Russo Award, which recognizes an openly LGBT media professional who
has made a significant difference promoting gay rights.
to present Anderson Cooper with honor at GLAAD Media Awards.)
“I certainly don't think I'm worthy
of it, but if it helps GLAAD and if it helps have more people know
who Vito Russo is, then I think it is certainly worthwhile,” Cooper