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Have you heard that Whitney Houston might have been a Lesbian?

Asked by JLeslie (60488points) February 19th, 2012

I have never heard this rumour before. Rumour, fact, I don’t know for sure which. But, I rarely follow celebrity news. Here is an article.

Sad if it is true. Sad that she felt she needed to be in hiding.

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mazingerz88's avatar

Wow, no. ( read the article ) Guess in the 90’s she felt being in a lesbian relationship might hurt her career? If only she stayed with her maybe she would not have ended up with no good Brown. Sigh.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Sure. And I believe it about as much as I do the rumor of Oprah & Gayle.

EDIT: Btw, I heard this rumor well over a decade ago. It’s not new…just recycled.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Does it really matter? The poor woman is dead, let her rest in peace.

Buttonstc's avatar

I’m sure thats not the first or only rumor about her that will be appearing.

But, if true, that certainly wasn’t her biggest problem.

rebbel's avatar

How do rumors get started, they’re started by the jealous people

“Hear the one about Tina, some say she’s much too loose
That came straight from a guy who claims he’s tastin’ her juice
Hear the one about Michael, some say he must be gay
I try to argue, but they said if he was straight he wouldn’t move that way
Hear the one about Susan, some say she’s just a tease
In a camisole she’s six feet tall, she’ll knock you to you knees”

GoldieAV16's avatar

If it is true (who knows? who cares?), she still made choices about how to live her life. We’re all hiding something. It’s not “sad,” it just makes us human. She certainly took no great pains to hide her other scandalous behavior, so why would she hide her sexual identity (straight, bi or gay)?

Tacky to speculate. If she wanted it to remain private, let’s honor that.

flutherother's avatar

I will wait until her body is cold in the ground. I may hear it then.

filmfann's avatar

When she said Crack is Whack, was she talking about Robyns?

Let her rest in peace. This isn’t important for us to know. Honor her memory by not speculating.

bags's avatar

Let the poor woman rest in peace. What does it matter? Fame and all the attention proved too much for her to handle, and she made some very bad life choices… She’s not making any anymore. Let her rest. Save your prurient speculations for the living that can defend themselves.

mazingerz88's avatar

Let her rest in peace. Sometimes I just don’t get that. I mean, if a Hollywood celebrity dies and for some reason ends up somewhere where he or she could still see or hear us, would they really mind that they are still being talked about? What if they actually like that, to be talked about? On the other hand if they are unaware, does letting them rest in peace mean anything?

Lol. Ok, I guess it means letting their memories rest in peace or their surviving families be at peace, right? Still there is something to this rumor. Probably a lesson to be learned by budding young female singers. Do not marry drug-addicted rappers, stick with girlfriends you love. You may live longer.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t really care one way or the other if she was lesbian or not, except to say I find it tragic if it was true. I don’t see why just because she is dead we can’t talk about her? We are not speaking ill of her. I am not trying to start a rumor. I said in my original question I have no idea if it is true or not.

Brian1946's avatar

Let the poor woman rest in peace. Dead people have enough stress in their unlives as it is! ;-)

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Oh wow; fascinating.

I don’t know if I’ve heard it or not since I don’t really care.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Yes. 15 years ago.

I was slightly obsessed with the woman back then. I had a life sized poster of her on my door and would video tape all of her interviews and videos, then watch them over and over. I know that her nickname was Nippy and know that her assistant, Robyn Crawford was rumored to be her lover. They often dressed in men’s clothing, then when her career started to pick up (while with Clive Davis), her image changed. More elegant (dresses/makeup).

People in the industry were aware of sexuality. Her mother (Baptist) didn’t approve and many, at the time (80’s/90’s) felt as though it would kill her career to come out, so, she kept it hidden. She married Bobby Brown as a “beard”.

k.d. lang’s tweet after she died: Listen. Be yourself. Live your life the way you heart tells you to. Love who you want. #RIPWHITNEYHOUSTON

Very sad.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I have and I filed that under ‘what could that possibly matter for anything, ever?’

King_Pariah's avatar

Whoop dee doo

ucme's avatar

I did hear a wild rumour that she used to be a singer, one time, way back.

OpryLeigh's avatar

With celebrity rumours I try not to believe anything unless I hear it from the celebrity themselves and, as that is not going to happen with Whitney now, I will continue to consider it as just another rumour about just another celebrity.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

What do you all think of kd lang’s comment? (see my post)

OpryLeigh's avatar

@Mama_Cakes If K.D.Lang was a personal friend of Witney and not just someone who knew of her, met her once or twice in a proffessional environment, then it probably holds some weight.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Mama_Cakes I take that tweet to be directed toward kd’s fans.
My opinion of it: Life is short.

I do not read into it any further than that.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t think this is about outing someone, or rumors, or telling tales. This is something that if true could help other gay and lesbian people to not feel ashamed, and feel empowered to live their life as they know is right for them. I think many stars and everyday people hide their sexual preference, not because they want to, but because they worry it will hurt their career, or hurt their family, or they will lose relationships with people who matter very much to them, but don’t accept the lifestyle. I think they want to live freely and be accepted, but feel they can’t. The only objection I have to it, is if her parents are still alive, and she hid this from them her whole life, then no need to hurt her parents now, even if I think their beliefs might have contributed to her hell in her head. Although, you never know, sometimes we need to give parents a family a chance to be accepting, they may have never have been given the chance.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I agree with JLeslie here.

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