This explains his blue 'do at the Tonys.

T.R. Knight confirmed to People this afternoon that rumors about his sexual orientation have not been greatly exaggerated. "I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there," he said in a statement. "While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me."

One has to wonder whether his coming out was prompted by unconfirmed (and hopefully false) tabloid reports that one of the actors involved in last week's on-set kerfuffle called Knight an ugly six-letter word.

Whatever the reason, I applaud Knight for setting the record ( sigh) straight at a time when his career is taking off. If I were in his shoes, I don't know if I could be that brave.