"Not so much. It is helpful and I understand why it could be helpful. But I think the more fuss is made about it the less it normalizes it. The truth is that being gay is not news. it should be something that we strive to normalize. It's nothing we need to broadcast. It's a fine line. I do understand the benefit but I hope for the days when it is not news and not a headline."
-- Singer Clay Aiken, a former American Idol contestant most famous for his Liberace-like determination to keep his publicly straight facade even after being outed as trolling an adult gay hookup site. Aiken was responding to a question asking if fans told him his coming out had helped them.