Someone said :
Unpopular as this will sound I have to confess that my first reaction to a swimmer (or anyone else for that matter) coming out was "who cares, is it really that big of a deal anymore" however I am aware of the bigger picture here also and I completely accept that he should receive respect for that.
Yes. It is always a big deal when a celebrity comes out. Not to you perhaps. And probably not to most people on here. But it is a massive deal for every young boy and girl out there struggling with their sexuality.
People said "who cares" about Tom Daley too. But countless teens have already said how much it helped them.