I think, if it's possible, that you're both right.
In 2014, it maybe sucks for Tim Cook to have to come out as gay, for all the reasons thenewgreen mentions. He has shareholders, he has huge responsibilities, he has public scrutiny.
It also sucks for some kid to come out as gay, for the reasons longstocking mentions. That kid has no money, maybe no home -- I've known a few -- and potentially no other support system.
Stop arguing, if you even are arguing, I can't really tell. Life is too short to argue. Or whatever. I'm about to go make another white russian with added pumpkin spice liqueur. I'll make time for that shit, but not arguing.
Uh, by the math I guess, odds are something like 40-50 of the Fortune CEOs (maybe less due to societal selection) are gay, but the only one who has come out, ever, seems to be Tim Cook (I didn't actually read the article because I don't read articles if I have a 75% change of guessing what they say beforehand^). Tim Cook's at the top of the "Fortune CEO" world. So there is something in that. If it was an easy thing to do, the CEO of rich company number 432 would be out. You could also argue that maybe it's only news if Apple CEO does it, so CEO 432 just hasn't bothered. I don't know.
^My guess: Tim Cook's the only openly gay CEO and that's a shame!