Friday, November 03, 2006

Welcome To The Family is reporting that Neil Patrick Harris, Doogie Howser, M.D. himself, has confirmed to them that he is, indeed, a gay man. In an effort to set the record straight (as it were), Neil is coming out of the closet to reveal the truth about his sexuality:

Neil Patrick Harris is gay – and wants to quell recent reports that he had denied it. The actor tells PEOPLE exclusively: "The public eye has always been kind to me, and until recently I have been able to live a pretty normal life. Now it seems there is speculation and interest in my private life and relationships. So, rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love." I am so excited that Neil Patrick Harris has decided to reveal his sexuality in such a public manner. He did not have to come out but chose to do so anyways. I'm sure this is just more validation that people should feel free to be open about who they are if they choose to do so. The more actors/celebrities that come out, the less of a stigma or taboo it will be to be gay in Hollywood. Thank you so much for doing this, Neil. [Source]