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Renee

United States

#308 Jan 5, 2008
Ummm....It's pursuing, not "persuing".
My mother used to have a saying about gayness...."If there's any doubt, there's no doubt", meaning that if you have to ask you probably already know the answer. My gaydar is pretty good and I say he's probably at the very least bisexual. He has just enough ambiguity about him to go either way. He might prefer men but have the occasional fancy for a woman.
I can't believe the naiveté of some people and the homophobia. I don't care what Barry's orientation is - He's a great performer and an obviously genuinely nice person and that is all that matters.
Annonymous

Cocoa, FL

#309 Jan 6, 2008
Renee wrote:
Ummm....It's pursuing, not "persuing".
My mother used to have a saying about gayness...."If there's any doubt, there's no doubt", meaning that if you have to ask you probably already know the answer. My gaydar is pretty good and I say he's probably at the very least bisexual. He has just enough ambiguity about him to go either way. He might prefer men but have the occasional fancy for a woman.
I can't believe the naiveté of some people and the homophobia. I don't care what Barry's orientation is - He's a great performer and an obviously genuinely nice person and that is all that matters.
You know just because someone doesn't believe Barry or anyone else is gay doesn't make them a homophobe, naive, or delusional. It probably means they believe what the man himself has said when asked such a personal question and the answer has always been no. As for gaydar, it doesn't exist; it would be nice if people would allow celebrities the privacy they'd like for themselves instead of endlessly speculating about what they're doing in the bedroom and with whom. It would be even nicer if we'd stop relying on old outdated stereotypes to label people when it comes to such a personal matter as one's sexuality. I do agree with your last statement though Amy.
Liz

Newington, CT

#310 Jan 8, 2008
Annonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Barry met Bette before her engagement at the Continental Baths at an audition for an Off Broadway production according to a biography written about her several years ago. The first time they were at the baths together was early 1971 and while they did appear there again, it wasn't that many times and Barry was only with Bette a total of three years. As for the rest of your post Liz, I agree wholeheartedly.
Thanks for "straightening" that out. I basically meant that but was not specific and I needed correcting. And thanks for agreeing with the rest.
annonymous

Placerville, CA

#311 Jan 12, 2008
This is a test to see if I can get a post to go thru. It didn't seem to work last time.
scarlet

Placerville, CA

#312 Jan 12, 2008
This is very frustrating. Twice I've tried to post the longer story of getting busted by Barry's private detectives (an answer to Letsgetreal and somewhat to Annonymous who thinks I'm lying...), but it won't go thru. Maybe it's too long or there is a time limit, but I'm a slow typist and can't bring myself to type it out again. Maybe some other day. Not that anyone really cares, but where else am I going to tell it--my friends would tease me mercilessly!
scarlet

Placerville, CA

#313 Jan 12, 2008
See! That went through! I sometimes really hate computers...
A Fan

AOL

#314 Jan 12, 2008
Barry has answered that he is not gay, when he has been asked. I think people should give him the benefit of the doubt, and believe what he says. I have no opinion about his sexual orientation, because I have never given it any thought. He's talented, I enjoy his music. And that's all I need to know.
maryb

Milwaukee, WI

#315 Jan 15, 2008
WHO CARES IF HE IS OR ISNT??!!! He is a wonderful entertainer and I personally dont think he is. Just cos he looks good and takes good care of himself doesnt mean anything. I recently saw him in concert and he was amazing. I'd take him home to mom!!!
Bridget D

AOL

#316 Jan 16, 2008
I have been a Manilow fan for over 30 years. I have seen him in concert almost 50 times. When it all comes down to it, there is only one thing to say about the Barry/Gary bit. If hes hetero or gay it doesn't change take away from all the joy I have gotten from his music all these years. He deserves to be happy. One fact that no one can deny is that he has given his life to music and his fans. He lives a very private life and if tomorrow he came out admitting he was gay, who cares! His true fans sure wouldnt!
Jewels_44_98

Overland Park, KS

#317 Jan 18, 2008
Insider wrote:
Barry has been living with his business manager and life partner Gary Keif for decades.
This is a Lie! I know for a fact, I told Gary Kief about this......and he said you shouldn't read stuff on the internet like this. It's a lie!

Since: Jan 08

Overland Park, KS

#318 Jan 18, 2008
Annonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
They're persuing what and how would you know? From what I've read of your posts you aren't coming across as someone who's playing with a full deck.
Okay, I know how it sounds but, I met Gary Kief, at the convention in Florida, and he and I are friends on My Space. I know that he is not Gay.
I've only seen Barry a number of times at concerts and I don't know about what he's about not that it matters. I know a movie that one might see. Barry is as straight as you or me. I just refuse to believe that everyone is showbiz is gay you know just because they are 1% of the population. I just think that some people want to make something of Barry being Gay and that is not right. So get your story straight!

“A Little Travelin Music Please”

Since: Jun 07

Cleveland, Ohio

#319 Jan 19, 2008
Jewels_44_98 wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, I know how it sounds but, I met Gary Kief, at the convention in Florida, and he and I are friends on My Space. I know that he is not Gay.
Forgive me,

But how do you honestly know it's the *real* Gary(Garry) Kief?

Be careful - he's recently complained that a lot of folks have tried setting up Myspace pages pretending to be him.

As for the rest ...

You're welcome to believe what you want to believe.

Just don't go betting the farm on it.:-)

Brenda
valerie

Alexandria, VA

#320 Jan 23, 2008
surely if he had facial plastic surgery, he is gay. does he still live with his business manager Gary Keif?
jenny

Toronto, Canada

#321 Jan 28, 2008
people with short left index fingers date women,and people with short right index fingers date men.

“A Little Travelin Music Please”

Since: Jun 07

Cleveland, Ohio

#322 Jan 28, 2008
jenny wrote:
people with short left index fingers date women,and people with short right index fingers date men.
Wow.

What if I have no index fingers because of an unfortunate encounter with Ginsu cutlery?

(Typing is a real bitch, let me tell ya!)

Brenda

“A Little Travelin Music Please”

Since: Jun 07

Cleveland, Ohio

#324 Jan 29, 2008
And narrow?
Julie Overland Park

Great Bend, KS

#325 Jan 29, 2008
You are all crazy you mother f*
ItsMe

Great Bend, KS

#327 Feb 8, 2008
Hey, hey, hey. There shalt be no cussing on here. I think that if he wants to keep it private, we should all respect that.
FriendofDorothy

AOL

#328 Feb 21, 2008
Wow..
I cannot believe I read 17 pages of debate on Barry Manilow's sexuality.
.
When I read Goldie's post.."leave the poor Manilown!" ..I almost spit my tea and ruined a perfectly good keyboard lol.
jenny

Hamilton, Canada

#329 Mar 3, 2008
cheryl crane and josh leroy decorated lily tomlins home and barry manilows home. so if cheryl josh and lily are gay then it would stand to reason that barry manilw has a short right index finger and is as gay as the late Liberace. signed short left index finger.

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