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Sunday, March 26, 2006
The androgynous pop start told a London newspaper in 1984, "I'm not gay, and I'm not a transvestite, mo matter what anything thinks, I'm basically very much a man". At other times, Boy George has variously described himself as "Bisexual", "very confused", "not confused" and "not really all that keen on sex". In 1993, he finally acknowledged his homosexuality, stating, " I always wanted to be a gay songwriter who can write gay loves songs".

2). ROY COHN (1927 - 1986),u.s. attorney
The controversial New York attorney, former counsel for Senator Joseph McCarthy and an assistant prosecutor in the case that sent Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair in 1953, was asked on 60 minutes about rumors that he was gay and was dying fo AIDS. "It's a lie as far as I'm concerened", Cohn replied. Cohn said he was suffering from liver cancer. Later, on the Larry King Live show, a phone caller asked if he was gay. "No" Cohn flatly replied. After Cohn's death, in July 1986, it was revealed that he had, in fact. been gay, and had AIDS. "He denied his homosexuality", wrote one of his friends, conservative columnist William Safire, "because he could never reconcile it with his self image of political masculinity."

3). TROY DONAHUE (1936 - ), U.S. ACTOR
Donahue told People Magazine in 1984, "I'm not gay, once in a while people get me confused with another blond, blue eyed actor who was around at the same time, but it's no big deal. I love women. Sometimes, I guess too much", Donahue has been maried four times, once to actess Suzanne Plesette.

In a 1983 Playboy magazine interview, edward was asked if after writing and directing Victor/Victoria he was worried people would start whispering he was coming out of the closet. Edwards replied that despite having dome some typicl homosexual experimentation as a child, and despite some fears early in his life that might be gay, he was nonetheless, in his words, "very heterosexual". He is married to actress Julie Andrews.

In 1989 officials of the Bush White House sought to destroy the political power of Speaker of the House Thomas Foley (Democrat from Washington) by publicly insinuating that he was a homosexual. Foley vehemently denied any suggestion that he was gay, calling such assertions, "a very cheap smear". "I am not a homosexual", he said in a natinally televised interview on CNN. "I have been married for twenty-one years". The White House later apologized for its campaign to discredit Foley.

6). DARYL HALL (1948 - ), U.S. POP SINGER
In a 1984 Rolling Stone magazine interview, Hall denied persistent rumors that he was gay and that he was singing partner John Oats were lovers. "The idea of sex a man does'nt turn me off," he said, "but I don't express it. I satisfied my curiosity about that years ago. I had lots of sex between the ages of three or four and the time I was fourteen or fifteen. Srange experiences with older boys. But men don't particularly turn me on. And, no, John and I have never been lovers. He's not my type. Too short and dark."

Jackson held a national press conference in 1984 to refute insinuation that he was a homosexual. Calling the rumos a "terrible slander", he threatened to sue any periodical that printed "new fantasies" Michael's brother Jermaine told one newspaper, "Even to say that he's not gives people the idea the he is. People want to hear ugliness", The Los Angeles Times later commented: "There does not appear to be any precedent for a celebrity going to such lengths to proclaim his or her heterosexuality."

As an aide to California Governor Ronald Reagan, Kemp worked for an official who resigned from office in 1967 amid allegations of homosexual conduct. "My name got mixed in tangentially." Kemp told Newsweel years later. "and that little piece of poison just stays there." Kemp has flatly denied remors that he is gay.

9). PERRY KING (1948 - ) U.S. ACTOR
After playing a gay man in the 1978 movie in A Different Story, King declared that hwas himself gay. "It's funny", he remarked. "Audiences don't think you're a murderer if you play a murderer, but they dont think you're gay if you play a gay",

During the 1977 mayoral primary between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch, posters appeared throughout New York City with the slogan "Vote for Cuomo, not the homo" Reacting to long standing rumors, that he was a homosexual, Kocah told one magazine in 1982, "NO. I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What's so cruel is tha you are forcing me to say I am not homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don't want to do that". Asked if he had ever had a homosexual expereince, Koch replied that would not discuss his private life in public.

11).LIBERACE (1919 - 1987) U.S. ENTERTAINER
In 1959 Liberace sued the London Daily Mirror and onf of its journalists for libel for implying that he was a homosexual. On the witness stand, Liberace flatly denied that he was a homosexual and started that he had never in his lie indulged in homosexual practices. The trial lasted only six days, and Liberace wont the suit and a $24,000 settlement. In 1982 Liberace himself became the defendant in a highly publicised lawsuit that once again called his sexual orientation into question. the suit was filed by his former chaffeur and bodyguard, twenty three year old Scott Thornson, who souhgt $113 million in palimony after calaiming that he and Liberace had had "an intimate sexual and emotional relationship" Linerace again denied he was gay, and issued a statement asserting that Thornson's suit was "an outrageous, ambitious attempt to assasinate my character" Liberace eventually paid Thronson an out of court settlement. After Liberace dies in 1987, it was revealed that he had had AIDS. His homosexuality -- an open secret within the entertainment industry -- became widely known. Shortly after the tentertainer's death, the Lndon Daily Mirror asked for a refund of the $24,000 libel settlement it has paid the pianist back in 1959.


After he appeared wearing nylons in aseries of nationally televised commercials for women's pantyhose. Namath publicly denied being gay. He told Enquire magazine in 1979 "Not only am I not gay, I am not even bisexual... I'm sure thirty years from now, if I'm still a bachelor, people will be askig me if I'm gay."

13).POPE PAUL VI (1897 - 1978)
When Italian magazine Tempo published an article in 1967 asserting that he was a homosexual, Pope Paul VI took the unusual step of issuing a denial in a public speech from his balcony overlooking St. Peter's Sqaure. He called the magazine's assertins " a horrible and slanderous insinuation", and implored Catholic's to "pray for our humble person, who has been made a target of scorn... by a certain press lacking dutiful regard for honesty and truth." Soon afterward, Italian police began mass confiscation of the magazine, on grounds that it had libeled the Catholic church.

14).Randy Travis (1963 - ) U.S. COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER
The popular singer angrily denied a 1991 supermarket tabloid story asseting he was a homosexual. "I usually let things slied," he said, "but I could'nt this time. There is not a man alive that can prove that statementbecause it isn't true." Travis leter joked, "I guess it could have been worse. They could've said I wasn't country."

(Source: THE BOOK OF LISTS by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace)
posted by infraternam meam @ 9:54 PM  
  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger Mark McGrath said…

    Has this blogger ever heard of proofreading?

  • At 6:25 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    Mark: Ti semes like nebuddy prrofed thsi atricle!

  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger Jared said…

    FFS was this written by an illiterate?

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Lew said…

    The blogger misspelled LOL so badly I couldn't find it.

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