juvenescences saidI think the emergence of fairly high profile male celebrities like Channing Tatum and James Franco (sure, they're not A-list, but still fairly well known) being so liberal/open with respect to sexuality is awesome. It says a lot about how far not just Hollywood but the world has come with respect to attitudes toward anything that isn't heteronormative.
but some of these high profile male celebrities like the guys you named have been long rumored to be closet cases.
That might be true, but in the end does it matter? If as gays/bis we want to be treated as equals in society, then aren't we defeating our own purpose if we insist that every guy who has a sexually liberal/open attitude must be closeted? By insisting that people fall under a specific label, we are undermining one of our own central tenets, which is that one's sexuality shouldn't be and isn't a big deal...