Is this a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Should the folks who aren’t straight look more toward people who are more like them than famous in any way if/when they need guidance, inspiration, stuff like that?
See, famous people are still people so when I hear or read that some celebrity has come out – or someone becomes a celebrity by coming out – I say, okay, that’s nice – glad to see they’re comfortable enough to do this so publicly. Obviously, with a celebrity coming out, it provides a bit more visibility to the sexuality they’re announcing but I keep asking myself whether their coming out is something I should be paying a lot of attention to. I know I probably feel that way because I’ve been out for so long and I’ve yet to see or hear how coming out by a celeb is helping regular folks cope with their sexuality issues; I’m not sure that our media system is all that interested in hearing about how an average Joe or Jill coming out.
But as role models? Oh, I don’t know about that! What do you guys think about celebrities being sexuality role models because they’ve come out?