David Bowie forgotten 1990’s interview resurfaces: “No-one should hide their sexuality”

Published 2012/07/15 by Dr. Dannii Cohen

An interview David Bowie gave in 1993 to Oor magazine has resurfaced. In the interesting piece, Bowie spoke of his concern for GLTB youth when speaking about the band Living Colour.

“Did you hear the latest Living Colour album? Vernon Reid wrote a song about bisexuality. I think that’s very good of him, very brave. Because I think that it’s, especially today people shouldn’t be made to feel as if they should hide their sexuality. These are dangerous times for everyone that wants to explore their own sexuality. Sex is becoming a taboo again and I feel people should be able to talk about it. As long as the discussion remains open you’ll prevent so-called vigilantes from using AIDS as an excuse to discriminate and isolate certain groups from society. Because of this these people will turn inward or won’t experiment with their sexuality or worse: pretend to be something different sexually then they really are and that is very, very dangerous.
It must be awful for young people today to be trapped into an existence that goes against their very nature, you have to continue to rebel against this. Sexual experimentation might be dangerous right now, but the danger should not be a reason to stop people from being who you want to be.”

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