Marc Malkin has a post up over at E! Online with Rosie O'Donnell's take on Clay Aiken's coming out. In the same post he also quotes from an interview with GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano:
Neil G. Giuliano, president of media watchdog group GLAAD, says that Aiken's new honesty will help reach people who most need to be educated about issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
"Clay has a strong following of folks that it's important to reach with our message about LGBT equality," Giuliano told me earlier today.
And later in the post:
"I look forward to the day when someone on American Idol is out from the very beginning and going all the way to being No. 1 or No. 2," GLAAD's Giuliano said. "I don't think we're far off from that."