Oh, I dunno? Maybe there’s an eight year old lesbian out there who’s raised in Christian hell and taught to hate herself and who MIGHT now *not* kill herself at the age of twelve because her parents, her class mates and her teachers are bullying her, because now that she has a success story to reflect herself in?
Who cares? The huge percentage of folks who have gay brothers and sisters and sons and daugthers and moms and pops, or those who are gay themselves; because by Ellen coming out yet another one stands up in the crowd and says out loud: “I’m here, I’m queer. Now give me my 2nd class citizenship, let me pay all my taxes but only get half in rights; I stand with the rest of my kind”.
But I always wonder: Who are YOU? Who’s the dolt online who always write “Who cares?”? Coming out is probably the most difficult thing any of these gay men and women will EVER do .. and you, with your obvious heterosexuality, dismiss it, because .. why?.. you’re a jerk? Did you also utter “Who cares” when your teacher tried to teach you about slavery? Or genocide? “Who cares, it didn’t happen to ME personally, so it’s unimportant”. Grow up.
The. Answer. You. Are. Looking. For. Is. Human. Empathy.