Today in gay history, Anderson Cooper was born in 1967.

Anderson Cooper, 47, was born this day in 1967, with an estimated fortune of $100m Anderson Cooper is the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.

He has been dating his partner since 2009. He came out as gay in July 2012 saying,

“I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something—something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. …

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“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud”.