Neil Patrick Harris Proudly Dons His 'Team Gay' Uniform

With our minds already wrapped around the sweet, salty release of half-price Cadillac margaritas, we very nearly let this little tidbit get by us: Like the fat girl in high school you could always confide in, People magazine is once again the go-to source for young Hollywood actors looking to come out of the closet:

Neil Patrick Harris is gay - and wants to quell recent reports that he had denied it. The actor tells PEOPLE exclusively:

"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."

There you have it: Neil Patrick Harris is of that persuasion. And unlike Lance Bass's "I'm only attracted to S.A.G.s (straight-acting gays)" statement, and T.R. Knight's comment that he hoped "that the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me," Harris' "Yay, Gay!" declaration comparatively comes across like a breath of fresh, non-self-loathing air. Congratulations, Mr. Harris: We shall now go have several brightly colored cocktails ending in the suffix -tini in your honor.