Thought you might take that tack....<quoted text>
Yes... Coming out is a political statement.
"Coming out" is a personal statement about ones own sexuality, and the "political statement" is a call to unite. The "coming out" isn't a call to unite, it is self-serving publicity stunt to attract mates. They are different. Would I be serving a political agenda if I got on TV and announced that I was a Witch?. No. I'd be telling people about my personal business. Would I be serving a political agenda if I got on TV and announced that Witchcraft was a discriminated-against religion? Yes. See? They are different. The difference is that I do not care if some poof wants to be known as available. It's not what we are supposed to use public media for, at least, it didn't used to be, but, as we all know, we know live in self-indulgent times. Keep your personal information to yourself, please, you are making entirely too much noise in my space.