National Coming Out Day: Is It Important For Celebrities To Come Out?

Today is National Coming Out Day and earlier today, we rounded up 41 celebrity coming out stories. While they definitely make for an interesting read, their stories raise an important question. To get some insight, we turned to our Twitter family and asked:

Below, we've gathered up some of our readers' responses. Check out what they had to say and share your own thoughts in the comments section below.

Is it important for celebrities to come out of the closet? Do their positions as role models make it even more important for our community that they do? Should we be relying on celebrities to help shape perceptions of our community? Let us know what you think.