People: The First Step Out Of The Closet

doogie_howser_gay.jpgWe were reminded by celebrity p.r. guru Ken Sunshine at the American Magazine Conference in Arizona of the importance of People magazine to celebri-clients like Lance Bass, who chose the magazine as the forum earlier this year to announce that he was gay. Now that Neil Patrick Harris — a.k.a Doogie Howser, M.D. — has followed suit, we’re starting to buy into Sunshine’s premise of People as a safe haven from the likes of Perez Hilton.

Had Jim McGreevey thought of it, he probably would’ve opted for People, too.

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