CNN’s Anderson Cooper recently disclosed, to Andrew Sullivan, that he is in fact gay.
While this surprised few people, it also passed close to unremarked.
This is a good turn of events. We’re seeing something that is a personal matter being treated as such, and not as headline-generating shock value.
People are who they are. That has never changed, and it never will. That such a disclosure doesn’t matter nearly as much as it would have even two or three years ago shows that while we still have some distance left ahead of us, we’re growing up as a society.
That’s it for now – all the news that, thankfully, isn’t, really.