Frank is before my time - finding out he might be gay would be far less harmful than finding out George Michael was gay. Oh wait. . . .
I think some people cling to idealized versions of characters in their heads more because of what it tells them about themselves than the world.
I survived George Michael's coming out very well - I still love his music and have discovered that who he loves or any other person's love objects are none of my bidness!
It's not like there is so much love in this world anyone should say no to it!