Adam Lambert Explains Why Freddie Mercury Didn’t Come Out Publicly

lambertMercuryFrom what I understand, it took Freddie a bit of time to come to terms with his sexuality, and once he did … he was living in a time when, as a celebrity or a rock star, it was something that was kind of off-limits.Maybe, for diehard fans of the band who loved Freddie, it’s a mind-opener for them, and they can go, ‘Oh yeah, now Adam is singing these songs and is open and out, and we think that’s OK because we loved Freddie so much.’ … Freddie might not have been out, but he certainly was an original. He was bold, he was risky, he got onstage and did whatever the fuck he wanted, and had a very cool approach to being an individual.”


Adam Lambert, currently touring as frontman with Queen, discusses the band’s legendary lead singer who died in 1991, in an interview with Huffington Post

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  • ingyaom

    FM wasn’t out? Didn’t everyone know anyway?

  • semtex

    @ingyaom: Apparently being the flamboyant front man of band called Queen wasn’t enough to tip people off back in the day. Or the leather, or the porn stache or … well you get the point.

  • DeeJayMiles

    Adam Lambert. Seriously? Being gay was off limits in the 70’s? You mean those 70’s when gay guys were having sex in the street … those 70’s? Adam, you know nothing. Puuuleeze.

  • ScaryRussianHeather


    YEAH THOSE 1970s when NOBODY ever came out publicly GAY at the beginning of their career until who???

    OH RIGHT! Adam Lambert!! That’s who. Made history for it.

    And he knows nothing?

    Because spending several years with Roger and Brian from Queen and living with them 24/7 for MONTHS all this year would definitely NEVER inform Adam about Freddie’s life.

    Besides, it’s YOU who knows nothing. Freddie Mercury was with his self proclaimed SOUL MATE, a woman named Mary Austin (a friend of Brians) from 1970 to 1976. The woman he left his estate to. Then, had a few liasons after 1976 THEN had a public relationship with ANOTHER WOMAN Barbara Valentin, from 1980 till 1985.

    Funny how someone can be so rude and be so wrong. I think it’s called ignorance.

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