After actor Neil Patrick Harris (a.k.a. Doogie Howser M.D.) came out of the closet, he became "Doogay".
The world shall now know me as "Doogay", as I now renounce my former monicker "Doogie".
On 2 November 2006, after an unsubstantiated report about Harris's sexuality and his "longtime sweetheart" actor David Burtka surfaced on www.canada.com1
, the actor's publicist issued a denial, stating that Harris "is not of that persuasion." However, a day later, Harris told People that he is gay. The actor's statement read:
"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." 2