If he's just come out, be prepared for him to want to do a ton of experimenting. If he isn't independent, how long will it be before you resent his lack of independence? It depends on how high a threshold you have for bullsh*t.
Dude, I'd love to know someone who is as new to this as I am... he just frickin' came out and you like him. And I guarantee you he's horny because he just came out... at the very worst you'll get a few good nights out of him before he moves on. Jump on it!
If you have to ask, it must make a difference to you, if he's independent or not. So if it's a negative, don't settle.
Of course you do. He makes you happy.