Queen - may: 'i didn't know mercury was gay'

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Weight lifting Music Guy
Apr 1, 2008
Gilbert, AZ
Sure he didn't. :sqwink:

QUEEN star BRIAN MAY did not realise his bandmate FREDDIE MERCURY was gay for years - because the flamboyant star had a string of girlfriends.
The pair were close during the early days of the band, but the legendary guitarist insists he had no inclination of Mercury's homosexuality.
He tells Britain's Daily Express, "No, I didn't know. I don't think even he was fully cognisant in the beginning.
"You're talking to someone who shared rooms with Fred on the first couple of tours, so I knew him pretty well. I knew a lot of his girlfriends and he certainly didn't have boyfriends, that's for sure. I think there was a slight suspicion, but it never occurred to me that he was gay."
And even when the frontman, who died in 1991, had come to terms with his sexual orientation, he became well versed at avoiding the issue when asked directly.
May adds, "I remember Freddie being asked if he was gay in one of his early interviews and he said: 'Yes, darling, of course. I'm as gay as a daffodil'. It was a neat way of sidestepping the issue because actually, Freddie was no fool.
"I know that all through his life Fred didn't think that whether he was gay or not was important. He loved music, he love his work, and he didn't want anything to get in the way. Anyone who portrays Fred as purely a gay story is missing a lot of the point."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/may i didnt know mercury was gay_1089913


Next, you're going to tell me Elton John and Boy George are too!!!!!

Ron Auger

New DJ
Dec 27, 2007
I honestly didn't know Freddie was a homosexual until the early 80's. We just didn't pay that much attention to it back in the 70's. I knew he was gay and happy but not homosexual. Here in New England we were sheltered from those sort of things back in the day. Most people hid it the best they could. OK, except for those who hung out in PTown on the Cape. But that's another issue. Heck, I had a friend who was a town cop and no one knew he was gay. I learned of it the first time we visited him while he was staying at his friends apartment which was over the flower shop his friend owned. :sqerr: What did I know?

Fred Wright

Staff member
Aug 7, 2006
Delaware, USA
Say it ain't so.

I guess now yer gonna tell me that Liberace was gay. :eek:


DJ Extraordinaire
Dec 21, 2006
Mexico City
Or George Michael :D:D:D:D:D:D

Kirby Ball

Actually I thought the entire band (Queen) was gay, hence the name.:sqembarrassed: I guess I have led a sheltered life. :sqrolleyes::sqeek:

Papa Deuce

DJ Extraordinaire
Aug 8, 2006
Valley Forge Area

Papa Deuce

DJ Extraordinaire
Aug 8, 2006
Valley Forge Area
Here's one ya probably didn't know about... you know the lead singer for Judas Priest... good 'ol what's his name..... GAYYYY-YEA! :sqwink:

Yep. I did.