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Has Little Richard ever commented on his sexuality?

Asked by GD_Kimble (2265 points ) June 23rd, 2008

I watched a (pretty awful) biopic of him this weekend that essentially skirted the entire issue, as does his autobiography.

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lefteh's avatar

His autobiography skirts it, but authorized biographies written by those who knew him well, such as Tony Scherman and Charles White, have outwardly said that he is indeed gay.
In fact, on this page of Charles White’s biography, he quotes Little Richard speaking about his homosexual experiences.

GD_Kimble's avatar

Thanks much. That hit the nail on the head.

trudacia's avatar

I don’t think so…but neither has Richard Simmons.

breedmitch's avatar

Richard Simmons can’t be gay. He’s publicly announced his love for Barbra Streisand! ;)

miano's avatar

Little Richard used to always say “God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.” My thought is that he struggled with his gayness. Also Richard Simmons declared love for Judy Garland so I don’t think he is gay either.

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