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spacekatgal
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    joshuaarnao
      @spacekatgal right?!? Just the jeans have it away.
      trine
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        link
          @spacekatgal maybe it's more a case of they couldn't believe how a celebrity would be anything but straight? Gay rights in the 80s pretty much didn't exist.
          spacekatgal
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            joshuaarnao
              @spacekatgal it was all there. We were lost in his dreamt eyes I guess...
              spacekatgal
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                clydesmith
                  @spacekatgal Or Rob Halford from Judas Priest for that matter.
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                    la
                      @yoga @spacekatgal You have to remember the times. Compared to Boy George...well, I rest my case.
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                        pilgrim
                          @la @yoga @spacekatgal Don't forget Annie Lennox and the lead singer of Dead or Alive. Gender benders FTW!
                          wolfster
                            @pilgrim @la @yoga @spacekatgal I can’t decide if the British comment offends me! He’ll I’m conflicted about this whole conversation! ;)
                            clydesmith
                              @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.
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                              clydesmith
                                @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.
                                pilgrim
                                  @clydesmith I remember him being rather fond of leather.
                                  clydesmith
                                    @pilgrim Obviously he wore a bunch of different outfits but it's the gay leather daddy ones to which I refer: https://www.google.com/search?q=rob+halford+codpiece
                                    eyes
                                      @clydesmith @pilgrim yeah it's funny how we never noticed. My God, you have no idea what kind of ass kicking you would have gotten if you had brought this up at the time.
                                      clydesmith
                                        @eyes @pilgrim I can only imagine. When they were big I didn't have the cultural references to recognize what was up. It was funny to hear fans' reactions after he came out though.
                                        eyes
                                          @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:) #judaspriest
                                          link
                                            @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.
                                            clydesmith
                                              @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?
                                              link
                                                @clydesmith i don’t think anyone was picking on George. I think he was just the original subject. Fair point about the hipster hair lol ^_^
                                                clydesmith
                                                  @link By the way, whatever you were watching in the 80s, Stonewall happened in '69 and that's a huge starting point for contemporary gay liberation. I was ten but I've read about it since. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots