I’ve personally experienced offensive and ridiculous tendency of hetero parents to “other” GLBT people. “We” come from “you”. When you recoil from gay, lesbian or transgender people and ask, “But what about the children!?” you have to realize that some of your precious snowflakes are little proto-gay, proto-lesbian, proto-trans (etc) entities. We don’t coalesce out of glitter and unicorn tears, we’re born into regular straight families and raised as such until we can express ourselves freely 99% of the time.
GLBT or pre-GLBT kids need role models especially, people to whom they can look when they need to understand that success and strength can come to even a little boy who feels like “a little black girl in the Brewster Projects”. And even beyond the GLBT children, the straight children who make up the huge majority of the world need to see that they word “gay” means a strong, gorgeous, smart, talented person like RuPaul and not a frightened weakling relegated to the shadows because they have no inspirations or supporters.