"It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions," the actor said.
Ellen De Generes came out shortly after her character Ellen, on an ABC sitcom, came out on-air amid controversy in 1997.
Harris often walks the red carpet with partner David Burtka and starred in the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." He told People magazine in 2006 that he is, in fact, gay.
"I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man.""Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter confirmed in December 2009 rumors that she is a lesbian.
Earlier, his co-star Malik Yoba had been quoted saying that "I know Jussie; he is gay, and he's very committed to issues around the LGBT community." Yoba later said he had been misquoted.In August she opened up more about her sexuality in an interview with Harper's Bazaar U. Actor Thomas Dekker, known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," came out publicly via a tweeted statement in July after he said "a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to 'out' me." Dekker also revealed that he had married in April.