Filed By Alex Blaze | April 26, 2011 7:30 AM | comments
Filed in: Quote of the Day Tags: Anderson Cooper, coming out of the closet, rachel maddow
"I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing, but I do think that if you're gay you have a responsibility to come out."
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I don't agree. Sometimes we have to protect ourselves first. Not everyone lives in a safe situation and we can not judge it. I would rather people be safe and come out if they are able.
She was talking about people in the news business.
The Guardian story, she says, is misleading; she was not talking about Anderson Cooper, and she has a more nuanced view of the ethics of coming out than this quote makes it seem. Read her blog post on the matter.
Thanks for the link, but I liked the Maddow quote better before!