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Anderson Cooper Apologizes for Fawning Over Cher: VIDEO


Anderson Cooper took a moment on his show to apologize for dropping all sense of decorum last week when Cher made her presence felt in NYC. His staff then felt the need to embarrass him even further with the above graphic.


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Evan Wolfson And Andrew Sullivan Talk To Anderson Cooper About The End Of DOMA: VIDEO

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Last night, Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and gay blogger Andrew Sullivan sat down with Anderson Cooper to discuss the end of DOMA and what this decision will mean for gay couples, immigration, and the federal government's 'gay exception.' 

Said Wolfson:

"Today the Court said that the federal government has to go now from being the number one discriminator against gay couples to putting its moral and legal weight on the side of families, on the side of fairness, and on the side of the freedom to marry. We haven't won all the states yet. We haven't finished the job. But but the momentum this adds will continue to bring us forward and our country closer [to full marriage equality]"

He goes on to talk about the realities of legally married gay couples who reside in states that don't recognize same-sex marriages and the work that is still needed to bring full marriage equality to the remaining 37 states.

"Couples should not see there marriages sputter in and out like cell phone service depending on what state they're in," he said

Andrew Sullivan also chimed in on what the DOMA decision will means for binational gay couples who will no longer be saddled with the constant worry of deportation. 

"The whole nightmare is over. They [binational gay couples] can apply for a spousal green card just like a regular human being...if you love someone and want to spend your life with them, the government has no right getting in the way."

Check out the great segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anderson Cooper Comic Book Details The Rise Of The 'Silver Fox'

ANDERSONCOVERBAnderson Cooper has a long line of titles to his name.  CNN news anchor, talk show host, and most recently, Vito Russo Award honoree at the GLAAD Media Awards. He is also a bonafide gay icon and quite possibly journalism's hunkiest, and smartest specimen.  

Now, Mr. Cooper can add comic book hero to his credits.  

Released on June 6th, Political Power: Anderson Cooper finds the reporter starring in his own comic book. The 24-page chronicle, published by Bluewater Productions and written by Michael Troy, tracks the life of the Vanderbilt-bred Cooper. The iTunes description reads:

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the silver fox chose to follow his passion [for] journalism with a vengeance. Join writer Michael Troy...for an account of his life from decorated journalist to out and proud gay man. 

This book is one in an acclaimed series of Bluewater Productions' political comics, which include the stories of Joe Biden, George W. Bush, and Ron Paul.  

The comic book is available on iTunes for $1.99 and at Comic Flea Market for $3.99.  

Glenn Greenwald Rips Rep. Peter King for Targeting Him for 'Crime of Doing Journalism': VIDEO


Rep. Peter King (R-NY) fabricated accusations that Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was threatening to expose the identities of CIA agents as reason for his arrest over the NSA surveillance story, parts of which Greenwald broke.

Mediaite reports:

Greenwald admitted he was "really staggered" that a member of Congress, let alone the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, would "fabricate" this information calling for Greenwald to be arrested and tried for "the crime of doing journalism." Cooper noted that King's office declined to comment, and asked if any of Greenwald's future revelations will reveal the identities of anyone in the field. Greenwald insisted it will not, and defended Edward Snowden as, contrary to popular belief, actually taking national security into account in deciding to reveal the classified information.

Watch Greenwald speak to Anderson Cooper about the threats, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Kristin Beck, Transgender Former Navy SEAL, Gives Powerful Interview to Anderson Cooper: VIDEO


Kristin Beck, the transgender former elite Navy SEAL who came out this week in the new book Warrior Princess, sat down with Anderson Cooper about the secrecy she was forced to deal with before coming out as transgender.

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Said Beck:

"It was the toughest of the tough. For me, having my inside little kernel of me and my femininity, it was like, I've heard of people say it before, escape into hypermasculinity, and I've heard that term thrown around and I kind of look back on it and, yeah, I didn't know what I was doing. It was more of those layers being put on, and that was a huge thick layer."

Beck also talks about the other trans military service members who are out there living in secrecy. Beck says she was afraid if her secret got out while she was serving she might have been killed. It's a fear she still has.

"I don't want you to love me. I don't want you to like me. But I don't want you to beat me up and kill me. You don't have to like me, I don't care. But please don't kill me."

Watch the powerful two-part interview, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Robbie Rogers Joins LA Galaxy, is First Openly Gay MLS Player


According to the AP, out gay footballer Robbie Rogers will be returning to professional soccer, joining the LA Galaxy and becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in the MLS:

"I don't know what I was so afraid of," Rogers said Friday. "It's been such a positive experience for me. The one thing I've learned from all of this is being gay is not that big of a deal to people."

"People are just really growing and accepting and loving," he added. "Those other things are just not that important to them. I think as the younger get older and the generations come and go, I think times are just becoming more accepting."

As previously reported, Rogers recently trained with the Galaxy and rumors began to swirl that he would join the team.  Rogers, who had expressed reservations about pursuing a career on the field since coming out, told USA Today that his experience meeting LGBT youth helped change his mind:

“Rogers' epiphany to return to the game came when he spoke to a group of about 500 kids at the Nike Be True LGBT Youth Forum in Portland last month. 'I seriously felt like a coward...These kids are standing up for themselves and changing the world, and I'm 25, I have a platform and a voice to be a role model. How much of a coward was I to not step up to the plate?'"

Rogers' decision has also perhaps been bolstered by the outpouring of support he received since coming out this past February in addition to the support he saw for recently out NBA player Jason Collins.  Last month Rogers spoke to Anderson Cooper and Nightline about the struggles he faced living in the closet and his decision to come out.


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