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.
I was happy about the rugby player and others who come out and aren't stereotypes, it's useful to have role models who show that you can be accepted without the idiocy of many.