So, by now we all know that Neil Patrick Harris (pictured) came out of the closet. Well, now “notable” cadet/model/activist/author/Lance Bass boyfriend, Reichen Lehmkuhl‘s suggesting that perhaps NPH didn’t so much come out of the closet as he was “lanced”.
What’s that? You’ve never heard of someone being lanced? Neither had we, until we read this article over at 365 Gay in which Reichen defines the new addition to the Gay Speak dictionary:
It’s to be outed by someone in the public media and to a celebrity, and Neil Patrick Harris, I understand, has been ‘lanced’…They’re calling it a ‘lancing’. It’s to be ‘lanced’.
The distinction between being outed and lanced, it seems, lies in the method of disclosure. When someone’s ‘outed’, the news typically comes from an outside source. When someone’s ‘lanced’, they are forced out of the closet but speculation into their private lives.
(Does that mean that only famous people can be ‘lanced’? Also, should ‘lanced’ actually be ‘Lanced’?)