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David Hyde Pierce Out!

We’ve had a somewhat unsettling crush on David Hyde Pierce for decades, so we’re relieved that the actor has finally come clean about his dick loving ways. Pierce, who you may recognize from his work on the long-running sitcom, Frasier, has never made any secret of his sexuality, but he’s also never come forward to discuss it – a guilty silence that led Michael Musto to include Pierce in his infamous “Glass Closet” piece for Out.

Unlike some of the more recent celebrity outings (TR Knight, Lance Bass and Neil Patrick Harris), Pierce did not send out a press release. Nor did he make any personal statement. In fact, according to AfterElton, the outing came in the form of a routine Associated Press-provided description of Pierce’s ever-successful career (he’s currently appearing :

[Pierce] worked at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park and a lot of regional theaters such as the Guthrie in Minneapolis, Chicago’s Goodman and Long Wharf in New Haven, Conn. Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television.

Not a smoking gay gun, so AE did a little digging (read: called Pierce’s publicist) and received the confirmation that, yes, Pierce digs dude. Or, one dude: the aforementioned Hargrove.

Congrats on your sort of coming out, David Hyde Pierce! We’re just sorry it took so long. And that the AP did it for you…