Was Lou Reed the First Out Rock Star?

Was Lou Reed the first Out rock star?
Soon after Lou Reed’s death at age 71 on Sunday, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend tweeted that the legendary rock star was “maybe the first out songwriter,” an allusion to his purported bisexuality. During his lifetime, Reed was famous for his sybaritic pursuits and unorthodox lifestyle. But was he bisexual?

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We would like to expand the website to cover more LGBT related music issues. If you have any suggestions or contributions, please [intlink id=”10″ type=”page”]let us know[/intlink] Sounding off, Miranda Sawyer (Observer, Sunday November 12, 2006). Music is just one big, inclusive, tolerant family where all gay people are welcome, isn’t it? Actually, it isn’t. […]