Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sorry Daphne, Niles has a boyfriend

David Hyde Pierce is gay. And with that the world breathes a collective duh. The former Frasier star confirmed what pretty much anyone with the ability to take in oxygen had suspected for years when he backdoor outed himself in a recent Associated Press profile.
“Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television.”

The story is accompanied by perhaps one of the least gay pictures of Pierce ever taken. If it weren’t for the vanity-mirror dressing room lights behind him, you’d have nary a hint that he was a mo. In fact, you could easily skim over the discreet outing which comes 22 grafs into the story. AfterElton even called to double check, just to make sure it wasn’t a typo or semantics error. His publicist confirmed that, yes, he meant that kind of partner.

David makes the third relatively high-profile gay male television star to come out in the last eight months, the others being T.R. Knight and Neil Patrick Harris. Side Note to Robert Sean Leonard: Good thing you’re engaged or by the rule of three (that being actors who go by three names/initials) you would be on our gaydar. But Haley Joel Osment, consider yourself on watch.

While I’m all hip-hip hooray for the boys, where -- might I ask -- are the ladies? Oh, ladies? Hello, ladies? Your spotlight and People magazine cover awaits.

7 comments:

slacker said...

Oh yeah...this is a shocker. Kind of like finding out about Rosie, Ellen, K.D.

Oriana said...

Yep ladies please, we are waiting for you...

nycrouge said...

So this, like, doesn't count?

Anonymous said...

hahaha, I just read through that article to the bottom and all I could see was the headline of the cheerleading bit and

G-A-Y spells - GAY!!!!!

ahem, silliness aside COME ON GIRLS!!!

SLS said...

Now all we need is for his character Miles to come out too!

Anonymous said...

Of course you all realise that Frazer is also gay, eh? Do you?

They were both ridiculously camp in the series...its absurd that no one knew!

Anonymous said...

Kelsy grammer is not gay!is he?