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“I have these beautiful children and this extraordinary family and to think in any way shape or form that that’s wrong or that there’s shame in that or that there’s something to hide actually turns my stomach.”
“What would [my daughter] think if I said, ‘Oh honey, you can’t come with me to work because they don’t know I have an adopted daughter and they don’t know that I’m gay.’ My children and our family, I’ve really never been as proud of anything in my life. I couldn’t be happier at this point in my life, and I feel like we’ve created this pretty extraordinary family.”
Glee star Jane Lynch said that she was unsure when, if ever, gay actors would land romantic leading roles because of the profit imperative in the film industry.
Lynch expressed her doubts in an interview with AfterElton.com that was picked up by outlets including The Hollywood Reporter.
“I don’t know when or if that will ever happen,” said the lesbian actress, according to THR. “…This is a business of projection and desiring people from afar … so there has got to be some truth to it, in terms of, ‘I could see myself with that person.’ Because the leading man and lady are the person we want them to fall in love with, and most of the audience is straight. So for right now, we can only use straight actors.”
This is kind of weird. I mean, all Jane Lynch has to do is look across the set at two of her openly gay co-stars who are regularly stalked (and one was once held hostage in an elevator by young women) to see that people will still become infatuated with an actor who is not perceived as available to them.
Maybe that’s all new. Bring on the future, and let’s stop letting the stupid past ruin everything.
I remember my shock — delight — on finding out that Doogie Howser grew up to be gay. Not much cooler than that.
In telling the story to Ellen, he says he noticed a bit of interest about his life and felt like coming out was the best option.
In reality, he was outed in the press. An article in late October 2006 on Canada.com linked him with Broadway actor, David Burtka (they’ve been together since 2004), and Harris’ publicist subsequently released a statement outright denying that he is gay.
Not a week after his publicist’s statement, Neil Patrick Harris came out officially in People magazine.
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 a lot.