To answer a question that's not been asked but which would be evident by my response - I think having young, popular, successful, gay role models is useful.
It's like if we imagined a time before television or access to visual media. It would be important for young black or young asian (or whatever) children to know the singer they heard on the radio was black or asian.
Doesn't impact upon their talent or their value as a performer, but to know is often useful. Particularly if you're talking about a group of people facing societal difficulties.
That is fine, and I would agree but it is up to the individual concerned if they want to let their sexuality (or any other aspect of their life) be known. If they do not. that is their choice, and should be respected.