clay aiken finally comes out of the closet!

clay aiken finally comes out of the closet!
September 23, 2008 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

oh my word! i never thought it would happen but clay aiken is featured front and center on the cover of the latest issue of people magazine proclaiming “yes, i’m gay” (while holding his newborn son parker foster aiken) it’s certainly not a shocker at all but i didn’t expect him to come out quite like this – i bet a bunch of devout claymates are probably freaking out right now – although they simply had to know he was gay before this! more details to follow…popbytes over & out for now – xoxo

Following the Aug. 8 birth of his son Parker, singer Clay Aiken is following through on a promise he made to himself as a new dad: to publicly acknowledge that he’s gay.

“It was the first decision I made as a father,” Aiken, 29, tells the upcoming issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”

Aiken says he expects the news may overwhelm some of his fans. “Whether it be having a child out of wedlock, or whether it be simply being a homosexual, it’s going to be a lot,” said Aiken, who returned to Broadway last week as Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot.

He adds that he hopes his fans “know that I’ve never intended to lie to anybody at all. … But if they leave, I don’t want them to leave hating me.” SOURCE

clay aiken comes out of the closet