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Clay Aiken’s Coming Out Didn’t Help Any Of His Fans

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.

—Clay Aiken, responding to a question about whether fans have written him to express how his coming out helped them (or not) [via, photo via]