Taking established nerd / geekdom as an example (and one which I can safely lay some claim to), your average nerd (And please note I use the term respectfully, I'm not intentionally belittling anyone with the word) is going to be more comfortable with other, similar nerds.
And, again, I say, and I use this term respectfully, it was by default, because Anna Nicole really truly was a very lonely, deep inside, a very lonely woman.
I will again respectfully disagree, as Hal Jordan is a DC character and Deadpool is a Marvel character.
(I stayed out of it, of course, listening respectfully from a distance).
Sharing our personal stories thoughtfully, honestly, and respectfully is a good thing.