Well, I don't know why it's news, but I wish him the best and I'm glad he is finally being honest with himself. In the past, I never tried to speculate whether he was or wasn't gay, simply because I've had that same speculation leveled at me like an accusation by many in my family, most of my life. Being accused of something you're not, whether gay or straight is just not a comfortable feeling, so I would never put that upon someone else.
I tried to make a deal with the Devil, once. Turns out I didn't have anything he wanted.
You will never find a more welcome hive of love and humility.