Let’s count the ways Kevin Spacey defamed all gay and bisexual men by coming out of the closet in a tweet last night. And then, we’ll look at how the closet and power corrupts, turning an individual’s self-loathing into a weapon against an entire community. H ow dare you, Kevin Spacey. One of the age-old tropes deployed against gay and bisexual men is that they pose a threat to children, that they are synonymous with paedophiles and pederasts.