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  1. Rick says

    I am less interested in the photo than I am in what he said. It does seem to be true that his coming out has not damaged his career, although it remains to be seen how many roles he will get after his current series ends eventually. But Cynthia Nixon does not seem to have had any problems either since the end of “Sex and the City”–in fact, her career has thrived, both on Broadway and in film, since she came out.

    It kind of makes you suspicious of the motives underlying the continuing reluctance of Hollywood stars to come out–the old cliche about it damaging their marketability seems to be being exposed as precisely that–and outmoded cliche.

    And especially older actors, whose careers are either so secure at this point that they could not be hurt by coming out (as was the case with Elton John) or who are so far removed from their prime that “sexiness” no longer matters to their marketability, if it ever really did (Jodie Foster, Kevin Spacey).

    It will be interesting to see whether the upcoming generation continues the tradition of closetedness–so far, unfortunately, it seems that they are (Jake Gyllenhall, James Franco, etc.)

  2. says

    One thing I can say is that we should all thank God for NPH and his husband for being so out front. I just beam with pride every time I see the guy or anything he does or says because we couldn’t have asked for a better spokesperson – especially for the gay male community. So happy they now have the kids because they will make changes to their lives they would have never experienced. They aren’t afraid to present the kids like so many celebrities are and that will ensure they are better able to deal with their parent’s celebrity. I just can’t say enough about the guy and so thankful we continue to see him and David publicly.

  3. NaughtyLola says

    So what has become of David Burtka’s *other* two children? Is there shared custody? NPH would be their stepfather yet they are never mentioned or included in any (photographed) family outings? Or has he abandoned them when he traded in his partner for the more attractive version (like so many fathers before him)?

  4. walter says

    the kids are really cute and i thought that nph handled the boorish letterman quite well. letterman’s questions where questions he would never ask a straight couple.

  5. romeo says

    I think I might have to have part of my brain removed to get that Mexican picture out of my head. The kids look like they’re having a blast. It’s Frida Kahlo that’s being abused. LOL

  6. walter says

    lighten on neil and david i think they are doing a great to show a loving family. much rather see this than that witch in fla who could have kids and killed her so she could be a party animal.

  7. TT says

    Wow. Who needs friends when you have judgmental people?

    They who criticize them should have seen the full interview. It was a truly nice one. The pictures are to the calendar they make, and the pictures are so adorable and amusing.

    I think NPH and David are good, proud parents who put gay parenting in a good . For me they are good, stable role models.

  8. NaughtyLola says

    @TT, unless you happen to be one of the first discarded set of children that Burtka had prior to getting together with NPH, and who are not never seen, never spoken of, and apparently never really contacted other than over the phone sometimes.

    Merely being a gay dad doesn’t make you a gay-parent role model — you actually have to be a *good* parent as well.

  9. PLAINTOM says

    Just like any other parents, they take pictures of their children which will embarrass the hell out of them when they are older. I know my family photo albums are a goldmine.

  10. wtf says

    David’s other kids have another parent who doesn’t want them in the public eye. They want their privacy and don’t want their kids labeled as “NPH’s” kids also. There’s a cost to being a child in the public eye and not everyone wants that. It’s not because David doesn’t love them, for goodness’ sake. You don’t even know the man. Jeez.

  11. Anna says

    @NaughtyLola If you bothered to read some interviews in the last year you would have realized that Neil actually talked about the ‘other’ twins and what the situation is. The ex-boyfriend had already started the surrogacy process when they met. David helped him raise the kids for some years. David and Neil still visit them (there are even photos and videos on the net). So I really don’t know why you’re trying to put them in a bad light.

  12. NaughtyLola says

    @Anna:

    “David helped him raise the kids for some years. David and Neil still visit them (there are even photos and videos on the net).”

    Helped raise them for some years? They’re still small, therefore “some years” is the majority of their lives since birth. In other words, he’s their dad. I don’t see much to celebrate there, and I certainly don’t see those kids feeling too good in about five years when they’re old enough to see their half-siblings being held up as the Second Coming.

  13. ros9876 says

    i wonder if the main reason people were accepting of NPH’s coming out was becoz of doogie howser. he was like a little kid, aka a little brother, to everyone… who came out, and everyone just continued to love and embrace and accept. there was no sense of betrayal at all. compare to rosie coming out i remember when she used to swoon over tom cruise on her show, then turns out she’s gay! probably same with hot hunks worshipped for their hotness – if they come out, people will be taken for a fool. not so with nph.

  14. el polacko says

    yeah babies are cute and everything but i’m not so sure that treating them like playthings and commercializing the results is really the best representation of gay parenting.

  15. Jaden says

    @naughtylola – Not that it matters, but those kids are not David’s biological children (and therefore he really has no legal right to them), he still sees them, and they are already older (old enough to understand what’s going on). They’re 10. So please stop being such a judgmental cu**.

  16. maria says

    Neil has always seemed like such a nice, down-to-earth person to me. It sounds like he and his partner are terrific parents and I like to see and hear him gush over his babies!

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