At least you have a gay few role models, for me there are none in the Transsexual community. I'm not exactly what you would call an "A-Typical" Transsexual in that I don't care what gender reference people use when referring to me (it's only words at the end of the day) and although I believe that society as a whole should treat me like it would any other female (with the same rights etc) I don't believe that individuals are obliged to accept what I am. By that I mean if some 60 year old refuses to accept me as female and refer to me as such because it goes totally against how they were brought up then as long as what they are doing isn't physically hurting me that's their right, I have no right to demand that they do accept me because then I'm taking away their rights to their own opinion which makes me no better.
Other Transsexuals rarely feel the same way so for me there are no role models or peers, I just see a bunch of people who do nothing but complain incessantly about how hard done by they are and I often wonder why the stay transitioned if it is so terrible for them that all they spend all their time doing is complaining and arguing and don't actually take the time to enjoy the fact that after all this time they have finally actually achieved their transition. After you transition you are suppose to be happy in yourself but for 90% of them it seems like they are even more miserable and I don't understand why they would do that to themselves (well I kinda do but that's neither here nor there).
Anyway sorry for going on, it's just something that gets my goat at times but if you were just referring to gay male role models and not role models in general then sorry for gate crashing your thread with my rant and feel free to ignore me and carry on