This has long been one of the most popular posts on this site, which is a bit shameful, but then again, you can’t compromise success. This post got ~1,700 hits today, which is very high for a single post. A lot of them were coming in from search engines with the words “Kenny Chesney gay.” So there must be something floating around ab out whether Chesney is gay or not, but Chesney is a very problematic case and he is almost certainly not a gay man although the rumors never seem to stop. I added some new stuff to the post and anyway, a post this popular deserves a repost.
I think this post is one of the most accurate posts on this subject anywhere on the Net. I spent a of time on this, and many cases of false rumors are noted. Readers criticize this post on the basis of “Who cares whether some star is gay or not!?” However, the hard truth is that many people are very interested in this sort of thing along with the lives of celebrities in general.
The question is not necessarily anti-gay either because the people most fascinated by this question seem to be gay men and lesbians themselves, who I might note are also some of the best at sorting out the true versus untrue rumors.
I have heard charges that gays are bad sources for this sort of thing and that they will often make things up out of thin air just to increase their numbers, but that is just not true. If you want to know the lowdown on whether someone is gay or not, go to gay and lesbian boards, and they will have the dirty on just about everyone. And if the gays say that some rock star or politician has been seen in gay bars, is known to have a boyfriend or if some gay man claims to have sex with the person in question, the charge is almost always completely true.
Sure, a lot of people have said I was gay in my life, but they never presented any evidence to that effect.
No one has ever said that I frequent gay bars or named a bar that I frequent. This is because with the exception of one occasion, I have never been in a gay bar, although I did go to a gay rock concert though but that was because my semi-famous rock star girlfriend was playing at the show (they had straight bands playing too).
No one has ever said that I have a male lover except for my Grandma who accused my roommate of being my boyfriend! Some very nasty idiots have made ugly accusations that some of my male friends were actually my lovers, but they never offered any evidence to back up the charge because there is no evidence to offer as I have never had sex with any of my male friends, almost all of whom were heterosexual when I was hanging around with them anyway.
One of my best friends turned bisexual one me, and it made me so angry that I pretty much ended the friendship right then and there. I don’t want to associate with guys who do that sort of thing, and it never works anyway because gay and bi men cannot really be friends with straight men. I will leave it to you to guess why that is so, but I’m sure you can come up with some obvious theories. Perhaps I will discuss this in another post.
No gay man has ever come forward anywhere and claimed that I had sex with him and that is because there is no one to come forward because such a man does not even exist .
Especially in the case of politicians, gays are very cautious about doing the research needed to out anti-gay politicians.
Groupie boards have also been criticized as inaccurate but in general, reports about the sexual habits of various rock stars from groupies are usually very accurate. They simply do not make up lies about the sexuality of various stars.
As far as invading their privacy, these rock stars forfeited their right to privacy as soon as they got famous. This is pretty much true about anyone who is in the news a lot.
It might seem hard to believe that any of them are, but there have long been rumors about a number of them. Let’s go through the list.
A word about bisexual men. Unfortunately, bisexuality is very common, and I would say that after 40 years of observing males from even the point of view of a straight male that male bisexual behavior is much more common than nearly any straight person realizes.
I figure that for every one gay man, there are eight men with a bisexual orientation of various types and varieties. It is a truism with bisexuals that most lean one way or another. Very few men with a bisexual orientation are completely 50-50 in their attractions – only 5% could be described that way. Furthermore, only 16% of men with a bisexual orientation lean gay. 70% lean straight, and 75% of bisexual men are maximally attracted to women.
So for men with a bisexual orientation, the chart looks like this:
Maximally attracted to females: 75% Lean Straight: 70% Lean Gay: 16% Maximally attracted to males: 15% Full bisexual (50-50) 5%
50 Cent: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he is on the downlow.
Damon Albarn (Blur): Possible bisexual tendencies.
Phil Anselmo (Pantera): Persistent rumors of bisexuality.
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day): Openly bisexual.
Lance Bass (‘N Sync): Either openly gay or deeply closeted, depending on who you talk to.
Marc Bolan (T. Rex): Supposedly out bisexual, truth unknown.
Bono (U2): Rumored bisexual, huge pussy hound, but another male musician claims he had sex with Bono once. Basically heterosexual.
Roddy Bottom (Faith No More): Openly gay.
David Bowie: Former bisexual, now identifies as straight. Massive pussy hound, basically heterosexual.
Boy George: Openly gay.
Kenny Chesney: Reportedly long known to be gay, but deeply closeted due to his country music fanbase. Renee Zellweger was his beard, but she divorced him after only four months of marriage due to “fraud.” On the other hand, in interviews, he says he is straight, is hurt by gay rumors and claims to have had sex with over 100 women, which, if true, is certainly not the behavior of a gay man. Very strange case in much need of further research.
Sean “Puffy” Combs: Unknown. What a bizarre rumor.
Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons): Probably bisexual. Has made several porn videos for the gay market (!?), including a few where he is jerking off and one where he is shoving a pink dildo up his ass (!?). He also posed on the cover of the Brazilian gay magazine G (!?).
Dave Davies (Kinks): Openly bisexual.
Ray Davies (Kinks): Basically heterosexual, experimented with men a bit.
Jonathan Davis (Korn): Bad rumor.
Ronnie James Dio: Straight, bad rumor.
Dr. Dre: Said to be gay and deeply closeted for years.
Ghall (Gorgoroth): Reputed to be gay and said to have a boyfriend who is a male model. Probably true.
Jay Gordon (Orgy): Bisexual tendencies.
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam): Widely rumored to be a closeted bisexual.
Perry Ferrell (Jane’s Addiction/Porno for Pyros): Openly bisexual.
Ace Frehley (KISS): Straight, experimented with homosexuality a bit.
Rob Halford (Judas Priest): Openly gay.
Kirk Hammett (Metallica): Reportedly out bisexual. Swinger, frequents sex clubs with his wife.
Michael Hutchinson (Xtasy): Straight but said to have experimented with men.
Billy Idol: Basically a straight poon hound, but once he was seen in a bed having sex with a man.
Enrique Iglesias: Unknown.
Michael Jackson: Definitely a gay pedophile or hebephile.
Mick Jagger: Heterosexual, huge pussy hound, rumored to have sex with men one or more times.
Jay-Z: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Elton John: Openly gay.
Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood): Known to be gay.
Al Jourgensen (Ministry): Said to be probably bisexual.
Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers): Rumored to be bisexual, false rumor.
Little Richard: Often thought to be gay and frequently calls himself gay, but actually probably bisexual.
LL Cool J: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Loon: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, P. Diddy.
Marilyn Manson: Reportedly out bisexual, however evidence is lacking. Basically heterosexual.
Paul Masvidal (Cynic): Openly gay.
Ricky Martin: Openly gay.
Maxwell: Rumored to be gay. Latest album was shelved by his record company because they were upset by all the gay references.
Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray): Bisexual.
Meegs (Coal Chamber): Possibly bisexual.
Freddie Mercury (Queen): Supposedly bisexual, actually gay.
Method Man: Rumored to be gay. Q-Tip is his possible boyfriend.
George Michael (Wham): Openly gay.
Brian Molko (Placebo): Openly bisexual.
Steven Morrissey (The Smiths): Obviously gay but closeted.
Bob Mould (Husker Du): Openly gay.
Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers): Openly bisexual.
P. Diddy: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, Loon.
Mike Patton (Faith No More): Widely rumored to be bisexual.
Joe Perry (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
The Pet Shop Boys: Openly gay.
Iggy Pop: Supposedly an out bisexual, but that is actually a completely false rumor.
Prince: Completely heterosexual, even if many find that incomprehensible. Insatiable pussy hound. Continuous gay rumors are due to his gender style, not his sexual orientation.
Q-Tip: Reputed to be gay. His rap lyrics are supposedly full of gay references. Boyfriend may be Method Man.
Redman: Reputed to be gay.
Lou Reed: Out bisexual, later identified as straight.
Sean Reinert (Cynic): Openly gay.
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran): Rumored to be bisexual, said to share his male lover with his wife. Probably true.
Busta Rhymes: Reputed to be gay.
Ricki Rockett (Poison): Rumored bisexual, false rumor.
Henry Rollins (Black Flag): Bizarrely enough, there have been rumors about him for years. Unknown, but he has had many girlfriends over the years. This may just be a bad rumor, but people who knew him back when he was a starving musician in the New York East Village music scene in the mid to late 1970’s say he was well known to be bisexual to the point of being out about it. The rumors appear to stem from this period in his life. Definitely a mystery.
Gavin Rossdale (Bush): Rumored to be bisexual.
Rostam (Vampire Weekend): Openly gay.
David Lee Roth (Van Halen): Longstanding, persistent and wide rumors that he is bisexual, however these may be false rumors and have more to do with his gender behavior than his sexuality. Says he is straight in interviews. However, his bandmates, when asked if he is bisexual, say, “Dave is into a bit of everything.” Heterosexual poon hound who stages orgies at his mansion and often holes up there with a small harem. Was known to take on mother-daughter groupie teams!
Ja Rule: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Fred Schneider (B-52’s): Unknown.
Pat Smear (Germs, Foo Fighters): Openly bisexual.
Robert Smith (Cure): Rumored bisexual, unknown.
Billy Squier: Unknown.
Paul Stanley (KISS): Married, two kids, but is apparently bisexual. He was also one of the biggest pussy hounds in all rock and roll. Although some vigorously dispute the charge, Ace Frehley, Frehley’s wife, the rock groupie site on the web (which is almost always correct), and two people in the music industry have all said he is bisexual. He is very much in the closet about it. I would say he leans straight though, looking at all of his womanizing.
Al Stewart: Unknown.
Rod Stewart: Bisexual rumors, never proven but suggestive. Major pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
Michael Stipe (R.E.M): Openly bisexual or maybe gay.
Justin Timberlake (‘N Sync): Rumored to be bisexual.
Pete Townshend (The Who): Supposedly out bisexual. Strange rumor.
Steve Tyler (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Huge pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
Luther Vandross: Long known to be gay in the Black community and of course with his band-mates. Deeply closeted.
Phil Varone (Skid Row): Bisexual.
Sid Vicious: Supposedly out bisexual, but once again looks like a bad rumor.
Scott Weiland: Rumored to be bisexual.
Yogi (Buckcherry): Rumored to be bisexual.
Christina Aguilera: Open bisexual.
Joan Armatrading: Either lesbian or bisexual, possibly true.
Joan Baez: Bisexual, probably true.
Toni Braxton: Lesbian, closeted. Had an affair with Courtney Love.
Tracy Chapman: Out lesbian.
Sheryl Crow: Bisexual, apparently true.
Ani DiFranco: Out bisexual.
Melissa Etheridge: Out lesbian.
Marianne Faithfull: Out bisexual.
Whitney Houston: Straight but experimented with women.
Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders): Rumored bisexual.
Janis Ian: Out bisexual.
Janet Jackson: Definitely bisexual, closeted.
Joan Jett: Definitely lesbian, but she does not discuss it.
Grace Jones: Out bisexual.
Janis Joplin: Out bisexual.
Wynona Judd: Unknown.
Alicia Keys: Closeted lesbian, tries to deflect rumors by making homophobic comments, has a male beard.
K. D. Lang: Out lesbian.
Courtney Love (Hole): Openly bisexual. Had an affair with Winona Ryder.
Madonna: Out bisexual. Has had affairs with other celebrity women.
Me’shell N’Degeocell: Out bisexual.
Joni Mitchell: Out bisexual.
Queen Latifah: Lesbian, deeply closeted.
Olivia Newton-John: Rumored bisexual.
Stevie Nicks: Well known to be bisexual, closeted.
Sinead O’Connor: Bisexual or lesbian, apparently true.
Dolly Parton: Lesbian, closeted.
Bonnie Raitt: Straight-leaning bisexual, apparently true.
Rhianna: Rumored bisexual.
Linda Ronstadt: Lesbian or bisexual, apparently true.
Winona Ryder: Confirmed bisexual. Had an affair with Courtney Love.
Dusty Springfield: Openly lesbian.