We haven't talked about outing too much on Bilerico Project and with Outrage!, the new documentary on outing closeted anti-gay political figures hitting the big screen, the topic will soon be a national discussion. The movie outs Florida Governor Charlie Crist and reexamines several other well-known closet cases like Republican Senator Larry Craig, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith. Former contributor Mike Rogers, known for outing several anti-gay Republicans, is featured heavily in the film.
So what are your thoughts on outing? Do these closet cases' actions make them worthy of a public airing of their laundry? Or do they deserve privacy and their sexual orientation shouldn't be made public? Is outing justified if the person is high profile? Or do they also need to be anti-gay? (Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster spring to mind as celebrities who've been outed but weren't anti-gay.) What are your thoughts?