Did Whitney Houston's drug abuse result from repressed sexuality?

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    Feb 17, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-15/news-and-interviews/31062633_1_whitney-houston-gay-rights-marriage"It's important to tell the truth about this aspect of her life," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.

    Although the Britain-based Tatchell didn't say who the partner was, other sources said it was her ex-assistant Robyn Crawford.

    Crawford wrote a Valentine's-themed tribute to Houston hours after she died, saying she could not believe she would never again see her "peachy skin", feel her hugs or hear her laughter.

    Tatchell's claims were backed by accounts from Houston's sister-in-law and her ex-bodyguard Kevin Ammons.

    Even her former husband has hinted their marriage was a cover-up for her desire for women.

    "Whitney was happiest and at her peak in the 1980s when she was with her female partner," Tatchell said.

    "They were so loved up and joyful together. Perhaps her inability to accept and express her same-sex love contributed to her substance abuse and decline," he added.

    His comments sparked a storm of outrage from Whitney fans who branded him a "racist f***" and slammed him for taking a "cheap shot" by "outing" a dead woman, but he stood his ground.

    "Colluding with the cover-up of her same-sex relationship is not right.

    "She was pressured into the Bobby Brown marriage. It was a disaster. Her life started going downhill soon afterwards," he said.

    The campaigner also praised the star for her work supporting HIV sufferers after he met her at a 1991 gay rights rally in London.

    Houston's closest relatives said they also believed she was gay. Bobby Brown's sister, Tina Brown, told how Houston had wild sex sessions with women while out of her mind on crack cocaine.

    "I saw her with a woman a couple of times," she said.

    She said the singer's drug habit made her even crazier than usual for sex with girls.

    Bobby, 43, wrote in his biography that he was convinced she had a "different agenda".

    "The marriage was doomed from the beginning," he wrote.

    His comments have been taken to be a reference to Houston using the marriage to stop rumours she had lesbian lovers.

    Ammons said in his book that the diva had a relationship with her assistant Crawford.

    According to him, Crawford slapped Houston when she saw her flirting with men and was furious when she vowed to marry Brown.

    He also claimed she paid off ex-publicist Regina Brown to keep quiet about her affair with Crawford.


    I'm so old, I actually remember the 'Whitney is bi' rumors. She always was kinda butch/drag queenish:



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    Feb 17, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    It really amazes me how many people are clueless about Whitney's lesbianism/bisexuality.

    I think all the drama and drugs of her marriage to Bobby deflected attention away from the fact that the marriage was a sham designed to fool the public and to placate her very religious anti-gay family.

    To me the fact that Whitney liked the ladies makes her much more interesting.

    I found her squeaky clean pop princess image back in the 1980's extremely boring and I'm glad that she really wasn't like that AT ALL.

    If only she'd stayed with her girlfriend instead of marrying Bobby and living a lie.

    Maybe her whole life would been much happier and much longer.
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    Feb 17, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    Ugh... is this the dirt that comes with digging in order to bury someone?
    Let her rest.
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    Feb 17, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    TerraFirma saidUgh... is this the dirt that comes with digging in order to bury someone?
    Let her rest.


    Being a lesbian isn't dirt, It seemed to me like she was crazy in love with bobby brown and even she says the pressure after the bodyguard came out was too much to handle so I think having to maintain an Image was what did it. But if she was or wasn't gay that's not dirt, only the people who cause others to repress it is.
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    ac416 said
    TerraFirma saidUgh... is this the dirt that comes with digging in order to bury someone?
    Let her rest.


    Being a lesbian isn't dirt, It seemed to me like she was crazy in love with bobby brown and even she says the pressure after the bodyguard came out was too much to handle so I think having to maintain an Image was what did it. But if she was or wasn't gay that's not dirt, only the people who cause others to repress it is.


    You're both kind of saying the same thing it seems.
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    This is an interesting point to bring up, now I'm kind of curious about the truth.
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    The truth is out there.
    Just go online and look for it.

    Even Bobby Brown wrote in his autobiography about how he married for love and Whitney had a "different agenda".

    It's pretty sad that a gay person would believe that telling the truth about Whitney's life and loves is digging dirt.

    There's nothing dirty about being gay or bisexual.

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    Feb 17, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    wow, have i been under a rock... i know my drug abuse was because i was sexually hiding who i really am....
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    Yes, she felt that deep inside she was a woman. You see, she had what's now known as "gender identity disorder disorder." In other words, she identified as a man who identified as a woman. Like Julie Andrews, kinda.

    She also suffered from a severe form of split personality. She was not merely several women at various times, oh no. She was every woman all the time.

    She also suffered from narcissism, but an extremely unrealistic form of the disorder. She loved herself, but she also promised herself that she would do so "always." This was entangled with her split personality, where she would make unrealistic promises to the other Whitney.

    It stems from the time she saw the "Mirror, Mirror" episode of Star Trek, you know, the one where they went into the parallel universe where Spock had a Beard.

    When the progressive rock band Spock's Beard came on the scene, all of Whitney's disorders bubbled up. She began making crank calls to Elton John, telling him that he sucked at piano. She had trouble sleeping, so she thought she'd smoke a little crack to calm down.

    She also went around telling everyone that she was the new lead singer for YES, which pissed off Donna Summer, a close personal friend of Jon Anderson. Lucky for Whitney that Donna was in Germany at the time.
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    I always thought Whitney had a very lesbian-like demeanor. Whitney look like a girly-girl but she never really acted very feminine. My gaydar always went off on her before I even heard of these rumors. I always thought Whitney would be the one that make it through it and be a lifelong spokesperson for drug abuse. The greats of the greats always tragically die.
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    Feb 17, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    SHE WAS A CRACKHEAD.
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    Feb 17, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidSHE WAS A CRACKHEAD.




    You are a troll.
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    Feb 17, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidSHE WAS A CRACKHEAD.


    "Let me just tell you something okay. I make too much money to be smoking crack. Crack is whack!"

    -Whitney

    That said...I will continue to purchase albums and Whitney remixes this month. I didn't even know they made all these remixes...
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    Feb 17, 2012 8:06 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidSHE WAS A CRACKHEAD.


    dude you have serious issues. like seriously
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    Feb 17, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    THis is the same rumor/fact/ folklore for the reason my own doppelganger Heath Ledger died. Some say he dies from drugs. Others say its becasue he couldn't take hiding the gayness within. Some don't believe he is gay, others do. I Don't care, he is my favorite Actor. I loved him in the Dark Knight!!! icon_lol.gif
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Feb 17, 2012 9:35 AM GMT
    I would beg to differ... in an interview with Oprah that I saw on youtube Whitney said that addiction was to sex with Bobby. She made it sound like the fucked like rabbits. She gave in to many of the things with Bobby because she wanted someone to have control over her and have someone to follow. For her, it was a release from having to make so many decisions all the time.

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    Feb 17, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidI would beg to differ... in an interview with Oprah that I saw on youtube Whitney said that addiction was to sex with Bobby. She made it sound like the fucked like rabbits. She gave in to many of the things with Bobby because she wanted someone to have control over her and have someone to follow. For her, it was a release from having to make so many decisions all the time.



    Don't closeted people have a lot of hetereosexual sex to shield them from their homosexual feelings. Whitney was probably bisexual. If I couldn't have sex with men and hot women offer me sex I would probably take them up on their offer. I don't know that why she turn to drugs. Drug addiction run in her family, her brother was an addict and cousin Dionne Warrick dealt with drugs. In the entertainment industry drugs are everywhere to the point its not a big deal.
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    Feb 17, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    It may have been a factor, but I don't think she did drugs BECAUSE she was gay, which is what people seem to be implying.
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    Feb 17, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    Maybe the drug abuse came about because drugs are awesome, she had lots of money, and nothing better to do with her time.
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    Feb 17, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    Larkin saidMaybe the drug abuse came about because drugs are awesome, she had lots of money, and nothing better to do with her time.


    Not true she actually was broke ;(
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    Feb 17, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
    I don't think I'd give that much real credibility.
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    Feb 17, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    Hmmm...

    1 loved Mr Brown.
    2 loved Robyn Crawford
    3 must be bi
    4 must be gay which is why she did drugs

    Adding 1 + 2 = 3, not 4

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    Feb 17, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    adam228 saidIt may have been a factor, but I don't think she did drugs BECAUSE she was gay, which is what people seem to be implying.





    I don't know who's implying that Whitney did drugs because she was gay.

    The implication is that she did drugs because she met Bobby Brown.

    The point is that she did drugs because she married a guy who was a drug-using bad influence who took Whitney's life into a whole different direction than the lifestyle she'd been living before she married him.

    If she hadn't decided to get married in order to try to make the gay/bisexual rumours go away then she wouldn't have taken Bobby into her life and wouldn't have been schooled into a lifestyle of heavy recreational drug use by Bobby.

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    Feb 17, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    What exactly is the point of this thread? To get to the "truth" as to who the "real" Whitney Houston was.....now that she isn't with us?


    I guess I would say.....why didn't anyone "probe" this while she was alive (if it is that important)?

    Can a person be taken at face value? Who are we to judge anything.

    She was asked questions, she responded...yet the responses are "questionable" to some? She always "looked" lesbian like?

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    Feb 17, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
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    adam228 saidIt may have been a factor, but I don't think she did drugs BECAUSE she was gay, which is what people seem to be implying.





    I don't know who's implying that Whitney did drugs because she was gay.

    The implication is that she did drugs because she met Bobby Brown.

    The point is that she did drugs because she married a guy who was a drug-using bad influence who took Whitney's life into a whole different direction than the lifestyle she'd been living before she married him.

    If she hadn't decided to get married in order to try to make the gay/bisexual rumours go away then she wouldn't have taken Bobby into her life and wouldn't have been schooled into a lifestyle of heavy recreational drug use by Bobby.



    According to her friends, she was using before she met Bobby. He just made it worse, by being her biggest enabler and abusive to boot. The fire was already burning, he just poured accelerant all over the house.

    Whitney's story is obviously getting more and more complex day by day as details emerge. A mix of incredible talent, misdirected religiosity, the tension between her image and her Jersey-girl reality, industry pressure, professional cynicism, defensiveness, a failed marriage, and even possibly heterosexism and sexual repression. A lot going on there, the drug abuse is not particularly surprising. So sad.