@pilgrim Sorry I missed this, I've been away. I didn't follow Judas Priest so it wasn't until Halford came out that I got to see all the pics of him performing in outfits that seemed more about queer SM than anything else.
@link "Gay rights in the 80s pretty much didn't exist." That's not the least bit true. You need to study up son. Gay rights has never stopped mainstream America from assuming that their stars are straight.
@clydesmith@pilgrim I don't think anyone did, that's why we didn't notice. Certainly puts a different spin on his songs. Penetration point, Hell Bent for Leather, and Breaking the Law will never be the same:)
@clydesmith well, i probably do. i was watching sesame street in the 80s. but my theory was that since homosexuality wasn’t as commonly accepted as it is today, people were less likely to assume celebrities were gay. however, i may be totally wrong.
@link I see what you're saying. With so many people out now it probably is more likely for others to speculate openly. But then hipster facial hair often reminds me of certain gay styles I've encountered over the years so why pick on George Michael?