“Pride Honors Pride” (Freddie Mercury)

The New B.P

mia4 (2)original_244_0_13-04-10_17-02-31In 1992, John Marshall of Gay Times expressed the following opinion: Mercury was a โ€˜scene-queenโ€™, not afraid to publicly express his gayness but unwilling to analyse or justify his โ€˜lifestyleโ€™ โ€ฆ It was as if Freddie Mercury was saying to the world, โ€˜I am what I am, So what?โ€™ And that in itself for some was a statement. A writer for a gay online newspaper felt that audiences may have been overly naive about the matter, โ€œWhile in many respects he was overtly queer his whole career (โ€˜I am as gay as a daffodil, my dearโ€™ being one of his most famous quotes), his sexual orientation seemed to pass over the heads of scrutinizing audiences and pundits (both gay and straight) for decades.

imagesFreddie Mercury born Farrokh Bulsara, September 5, 1946, was a British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock bandโ€ฆ

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