How Many of the Rockers Are Bi?

Freddie Mercury (5 Sep 1946 – 24 Nov 1991) was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. Mercury was openly bisexual. His relationships included Mary Austin to whom he willed his home and the royalties from his music, and about whom he wrote the song 'Love Of My Life." Later, Mercury was involved with Barbara Valentin, who is featured in the video for "It's a Hard Life." In 1985, he began a relationship with hairdresser Jim Hutton that lasted until Mercury's death.

Freddie Mercury (5 Sep 1946 – 24 Nov 1991) was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. Mercury was openly bisexual. His relationships included Mary Austin to whom he willed his home and the royalties from his music, and about whom he wrote the song ‘Love Of My Life.” Later, Mercury was involved with Barbara Valentin, who is featured in the video for “It’s a Hard Life.” In 1985, he began a relationship with hairdresser Jim Hutton that lasted until Mercury’s death.

The Advocate.com has posted an article about “18 Stars Who Prove Queer People Can (Classic) Rock” and there are great videos attached to each of the players.

How many are bisexual?

The impressive list goes back to the 1960s, where the writer, Gina Vivinetto points to Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies as being bisexual. Janis Joplin, Lou Reed, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Pete Townshend of The Who are also bisexual.

The article says that the three women of the group Fanny identified as either bisexual or lesbian. Joan Jett and the Runaways were bisexual, and Elton John, well, he was bi once.

The bottom line is that most of these rockers are bisexual, and we know they can rock! Read the full story here: http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/03/25/18-stars-who-prove-queer-people-can-rock

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]