Yes, the actor/director equates being asked if he is gay with isolated gay teens being bullied and harrassed by their peers to the point of suicide. I kid you not:
And I don't understand people who say, "Well, this is a terrible thing that is happening to this young person whose life is being exposed," and then turn around and do it to another person. People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box. It's just a line I've never crossed and never will.
One reason teens feel shame is because powerful gay men entrench the next generation's sense of isolation by staying needlessly in the closet.