InKirby Dick 's documentary Outrage argued that several American political figures have led closeted gay lives while supporting and endorsing legislation that is harmful to the gay community.
The advent of the internet has made outing public figures much easier. Clearly, for many gay people, outing is a deep-rooted impulse, born of a social history of enforced invisibility, shame, abuse, prejudice, and all shades of disenfranchisement. I outed Rosie and Ellenand it's hard to even imagine now that they ever were in the closet. Even for a straight girl, there seem rather more pressing gay issues than whom a Hollywood actor or actress might be schtupping? Order by newest oldest recommendations.
The publicity generated put the policy on the front burner inthrusting the issue into the presidential campaign," with every Democratic candidate and independent Ross Perot publicly promising to end the ban. But by outing we do not discuss anyone's sex life. The point of outing, as I have defended it, is not to wreak vengeance, not to punish, and not to deflect attention from one's own debased state. Tabloid Says of Liberace Libel Award". Retrieved 28 August