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Post time 2010-12-11 20:22:41 |Display all floors

Reggie Dwight aka Elton John

His real name is possibly just as famous as his 'rock star name'. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Middlesex, UK, and started playing the piano at the age of 4. Despite his obvious talents as a musician, he struggled to conquer the charts - even with favourable reviews by the critics. The renamed, more saleable Elton John, got his first hit major in 1970 with the release of Your Song. From there, John whent on to become the most successful rock pianist in the world. Within the same decade, bravely for the time, John announced he was bisexual, and has been open about it ever since. He married Renate Blauel in 1984, but they seperated in the following years. John now lives with his husband David Furnish whom he "loves very much." Their civil partnership was one of the earliest when they were brought in, and probably the first involving celebrities. Elton's nature as a "diva" has been revealed more and more by recent documentaries and interviews.

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:23:55 |Display all floors

K.D. Lang

Lang, born Kathryn Dawn Lang in Consort, Alberta, is the daughter of a farmer. She became skillful at playing the guitar and the piano at a young age, and she persued a career in performing arts when she left school. She eventually chose to sing country - a style she had once hated, describing it as "the corniest in pop." Angel With A Lariat, lang's debut release on a major label, was given positive feedback from rock magazines such as Rolling Stone, but most country radio stations refused to play it, prejudiced by her spiky hair cut, vegetarianism and her ambiguous sexuality. lang came out in June 1992 in The Advocate magazine, and entered a serious relationship with musician Leisha Hailey in 1996. Oh, and she prefers her name in lower case because "it's generic and unlike Cherry Bomb, it's a name, not a sexuality"...

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:24:54 |Display all floors

Amelie Mauresmo

This Wimbledon winner, former world number one and Olympic silver medalist (2004) came out as a lesbian to the world press at the tender age of 19 when, after beating top-seeded Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open, she embraced her then-girlfriend 31-year-old nigh club owner Sylvie Bourdon. This resulted in homophobic comments from Martina Hingis famously who called her "half a man" and from Davenport, who claimed Mauresmo "played like a man." However, after coming out, her sponsors Nike, Dunlop, and Babolat stuck by her. She made history as the first player, along with Dinara Safina, to play an official match under the multi-million-dollar roof system that had been installed at Wimbledon during the 2009 championships. She retired shortly thereafter and is now doing TV commentary and coaching for the French Tennis Federation. However with her career prize money of US$14,992,112, we doubt she needs the work.

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:25:48 |Display all floors

George Michael

In a career spanning over 20 years, Michael has had six US number 1's, eleven British number 1's, and has sold more than 67 million records worldwide. He started off as one member of the duo Wham! in the early eighties, and went on to play some of the biggest concerts in history, including Live Aid and The Freddie Mercury Tribute. Michael didn't come out as much as he was 'outed' after being arrested for lewd conduct in an LA public toilet. You've gotta give him respect though, as he then mocked the whole incident in his later music video, Outside. In addition, he talked openly about it, and many other things in an infamous interview with Parkinson. He still has a "fantastic relationship" with his partner, Kenny Goss. Lately, he has been involved in a number of drug-related scandals, but his career goes strong, having just been the first ever performer at the new London Wembley Stadium.

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:29:50 |Display all floors
These are just some of the courageous Gays that have come out of the closet.

How about CDBBS?

Any courageous Gays here?

Or do you prefer the closet?

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:31:42 |Display all floors

A rumour

Is it true that the late Chairman was banned because he was gay?

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Post time 2010-12-11 20:34:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by imapoof at 2010-12-11 20:31
Is it true that the late Chairman was banned because he was gay?


Actually, he was banned because of his hate posts- racism mostly, and embarrassing China by pretending to be Chinese.

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