Important LGBT Icon Passes

A sad day in the world at large when an icon as big as David Bowie passes. 😦 Though I rarely thought about it, because to be perfectly honest, I don’t think about the sex lives of celebrities, thinking about it now, I see how David was a trailblazer. But it seems to me that he was accepted as is long ago, while others were fussed over for a long time.

First he came out as gay. It was 1972, just five years after Britain decriminalised homosexuality.

Elton John and Freddie Mercury were still in the closet. Boy George and George Michael were still at school. But in an interview with Melody Maker, Bowie, as ever, trailblazed. “I’m gay,” he told the journalist Michael Watts. “And always have been, even when I was David Jones.”

He would revise this description four years later and announce: “It’s true – I am a bisexual.” His first wife, Angie Bowie, would claim he had an affair with Mick Jagger.

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