Anderson Cooper came out was perfect

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

New bands specialist Chely Wright, who exposed two decades ago that she is gay, believes the way CNN coordinator and "60 Minutes" adding reporter Anderson Cooper came out was "perfect."

Cooper created the announcement in a e-mail to The Everyday Monster.

"I think it's ideal the way he did it," Wright said Wednesday on "CBS This Day." "I think...it was completely Anderson," Wright said.

"I think he provided a authentic reaction," she said.  "Andrew Sullivan achieved out to him, said 'do you have feedback on this article?' And he provided a authentic reaction and said, 'And by the way, discuss this with your visitors.' I don't think in any way it was a cowardly shift, a sly, get-it-under-the-radar-on-a-holiday-weekend. I believed it was just a actual authentic, individual reaction to a concern requested, and I think, you know, I'm certainly - I can't say what Anderson Cooper believes, but I would suppose at some factor lately, he probably said to himself, 'Why am I not out? Why haven't I not done this? OK, I'll just do it.'"

Looking at some of the celebrities presented in the latest protect tale of Enjoyment Every week known as "The New Art of Arriving Out," Wright pointed out that Zachary Quinto's popping out was particularly powerful and psychological.

"He said, I've done an 'It Gets Better' movie, and he said I was informing adolescents, 'I'm for you, but there's a change in saying 'I'm for you and I am you,'" Wright said. "And that's what Anderson just did. Because we know there's not been a more intense recommend for anti-bullying actions and initiatives than Anderson Cooper. No one questioned that he was for us. Now everyone knows that he is us."

Wright said the LGBT community is continuing to make progress. "What has changed is, I'm here. I'm talking about LGBT issues and equality on a daily basis," Wright said. "And we've recently, after I was on your show last time a few weeks ago, I called for a big star in country music to come forward and not just say, 'I love my gay fans,' but advocate for us on a deeper level. And Carrie Underwood, a few days after I was on this show - not saying I had anything to do with it - but she stepped forward and said, 'I believe LGBT people deserve every freedom, every right, they should be able to get married.' And that's big. We are making progress."