Was Bowie Gay, Bi, Or What? Yes.

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    Jan 13, 2016 8:58 PM GMT
    NYT: In the days since his death, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fans have shared how the rocker influenced their lives and helped bring queer culture into the mainstream in the 1960s and 1970s. In essays, interviews, on Twitter and on Facebook, they told how his rise gave them strength.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/style/was-he-gay-bisexual-or-bowie-yes.html?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
    He was probably fluid, or whatever they call it.
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    Jan 13, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    Bowie was man enough to not give a shit about what other people thought.
  • interestingch...

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    Jan 13, 2016 11:43 PM GMT
    According to his ex wife, she found him in bed naked with Mick Jagger,
    Ha, awesome, presumably she knew what he was like before they married.
  • rnch

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    Jan 14, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    Wasn't he British?

    OF COURSE he was (at least) bi.




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  • interestingch...

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    Jan 14, 2016 12:34 AM GMT
    rnch saidWasn't he British?

    OF COURSE he was (at least) bi.




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    Yup, both of them.
  • stratavos

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    Jan 14, 2016 12:51 AM GMT
    apparently he was bisexual for the attention.
  • rnch

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    Jan 14, 2016 12:58 AM GMT
    stratavos saidapparently he was bisexual for the attention.




    Or perhaps the awesome sex.




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    Jan 14, 2016 3:24 AM GMT
    stratavos saidapparently he was bisexual for the attention.

    Yeah in certain interviews he's placed himself all over the spectrum. For that reason, I don't consider him to be much of an LGBT icon as a person like others do. But with respect to his art, the androgyny and fluidity could be seen as a positive thing, so I can understand why people feel that way.
  • oldfart

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    Jan 14, 2016 3:25 AM GMT
    The greater question is:

    Who CARES?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 14, 2016 3:40 AM GMT
    Why is a deceased man's private life such a major topic on hereicon_rolleyes.gificon_question.gif
  • oldfart

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    Jan 14, 2016 4:29 AM GMT
    OP, I apologize. I do have a grudging respect for his - I don't know - pan-eroticism?

    Personally, I just find him uninteresting, as an eccentric individual and as an artist. None of his work appeals to me or even stimulates me.

    But do you think he was groundbreaking socially or something? I've heard these other views and still don't get it. Please elaborate your own view.
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    Jan 14, 2016 4:40 AM GMT
    I think he advances an identity socially that was not possible for many back then. As much as his music has inspired modern musicians, his sexually fluidity also helps to incrementally push for gay men to be accepted today.
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    Jan 14, 2016 5:24 AM GMT
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    Jan 14, 2016 5:57 AM GMT
    I vote for the 'Or What?' part.
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    Jan 14, 2016 7:41 AM GMT
    oldfart saidOP, I apologize. I do have a grudging respect for his - I don't know - pan-eroticism?

    Personally, I just find him uninteresting, as an eccentric individual and as an artist. None of his work appeals to me or even stimulates me.

    But do you think he was groundbreaking socially or something? I've heard these other views and still don't get it. Please elaborate your own view.


    Well, that sad none of his work affected you.. Your loss...
  • metta

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    Jan 14, 2016 9:01 AM GMT
    In 1993 David Bowie described himself as a closet "heterosexual." There's no denying that him and Mick Jagger had an affair which inspired the film Velvet Goldmine.
    Bowie considered his stage persona Ziggy Startdust to be gay, even though he didn't think of himself in the same way. "It was imperative that I find Ziggy and BE him. The irony of it was that I was not gay. I was physical about it, but frankly it wasn't enjoyable."


    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/01/11/was_david_bowie_dead_at_69_gay_the_glam_rocker_had_a_complicated_relationship.html