Goff is absolutely right that no one should ever be "outed" against his or her will. I also agree that the right to privacy should be extended equally to both straight and gay Americans. However, a missing piece of the puzzle here is straight privilege.
I got in Twitter fights for outing someone. But if public figures came out of the closet, then the LGBT kids who saw them on TV would feel safe, before they even knew why they felt dangerous. Maybe if enough people came out of the closet, gay kids would never feel dangerous.