CBS News on the evolution of coming out

CBS News This Morning takes a look at the reaction to Anderson Cooper’s coming out and what is says about our changing society.

Much is different in the 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres risked her career by coming out to the world, according to the report.

Since Ellen came out, US households have gotten to know other TV gays on shows like Will & Grace, Modern Family and Desperate Housewives. I think the open portrayal of these characters has helped Americans grow more comfortable with gays in daily life.

Cooper’s announcement on Monday was hardly a surprise to anyone, and his career will likely not take a hit because of it.