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Quotables: Neil Patrick Harris Is Not a Role Model

Photo: Neil Patrick Harris with David Burtka at the gala, Nov 12

I sort of go out of my way not to be Soap Box Johnny.

Neil Patrick Harris takes a question from Marc Malkin at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gallery and Auction on November 12. The evening’s theme? “40 Years of Family.” (NPH and partner David Burtka have twins together.)

Then Harris clarified, indicating that his family has chosen a quieter sort of advocacy: “We’re super happy to lead by example, but even to define ourselves in any kind of leadership position I think is awkward… I cringe when I hear people say they consider themselves role models.”