I really think it is so royally lame that everybody's so afraid of touching this subject that it generates all these negative comments.
It's like wondering, say, is the neighbour having an affair, and is he maybe having an affair with my own wife. It's that kind of knowledge that we seek. I don't think anyone proclaims that knowing Jim's sexuality is some form of higher knowledge. I don't think it changes a single note. But I still think it'd be nice to know. So therefore I ask. Where's the harm in that.