For example, I don't see a great deal of difference in a COMPANY with Bobby presented as a gay man and a COMPANY with Bobbi presented as a bi woman. Both are making changes and taking the material in a direction that was never originally intended. Yet one was approved, but the other was not.
There may have been other reasons why the gay male adaptation didn't work for him - it might not have simply been about Bobby. We don't know what other changes were made that may not have worked well.