I think if we are going to be honest, we would have to admit that the circumstances surrounding his death are more than a little sleazy.
The story was ill considered. A young man died.
But to see the gays jumping up and down screaming "homophobia" devalues the word. It now seems to be aimed at anybody who criticizes gays, in any way.
There is a certain type of homosexual who glories in the worst kind of perversions, including some of the high profile activists who are criticizing the PCC. A lot of people are ok with what goes on in private, but would rather not have it thrown in their faces. That is all. When someone writes "the circumstances surrounding his death are more than a little sleazy" they are writing in the context of a hysterical outpouring of second-hand grief, of the Princess Di kind, not only about someone who is gay, but about someone who is, whether he wanted it or not, a public figure who was instantly made out to be some kind of hero.
This poor young man died while his "civil partner" was having sex with a rent boy. If you can pretend that is not seedy, you are living in la la land, and had this been a heterosexual story, most people would have condemned it as such.
The only thing I can say in favour of this story not appearing, is if we dispensed with the idea that people who are famous for something are remarkably interesting in other aspects of their lives. They are not. They are just like you and me, only they have been extraordinarily lucky. Some have been talented, that is beyond doubt, but Stephen Gately? He was invented!