I already made a thread about this. http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1329374
Why are you making another thread?
Obviously no one should care to point out he's gay to make any statement other than to motivate homosexuals to aspire to be as benevolent, intelligent and brave as this guy was. In that respect it's important to point out he's gay for the gay community to better itself. Moreover, even though the media ins't emphasizing his homosexuality because it's 100% irrelevant to what he did, it helps to know that for once the media portrayed a homosexual without showcasing them as a self-obsorbed arrogant flaming homosexual with a penchant towards creating some stupid artistic style on a reality TV show. That is very important for the straight world to see.
In summary, it is important and isn't important depending on how you view the world. If you already know homosexuals are a diverse group of people then being told this guy is gay will annoy you. If you think homosexuals are a stagnant group of disease spreading selfish religious bashers, then hearing that this guy is gay will shatter your schema.
So if you're one of those people who don't understand that why it should be pointed out that he's gay, well then give yourself a pat on the back. You're more psychologically evolved than other people who NEED to know he's gay in order to develop a better or holistic perception of homosexuals. However, if you're annoyed by this and think no one else should know that this guy is gay, then you're socially retarded.