R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's Gay

Full story: WLTX Columbia

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is out of the closet. Stipe tells Spin magazine that he "didn't always see" how publicly announcing that he was gay could help others.

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GA DAWG

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Mar 19, 2008
 
We already knew he was,,,now live and let live,,,,
Latrick

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Mar 19, 2008
 
OMG!!!! I WOULD HAVE NEVER SUSPECTED THIS!

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#3
Mar 19, 2008
 
((gasp))
dude

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#4
Mar 19, 2008
 
Duh!
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#5
Mar 19, 2008
 
Who didn't know this already?
have mercy

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Mar 19, 2008
 
That's not a shock. You can look at him and tell. DUH

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Mar 19, 2008
 
have mercy wrote:
That's not a shock. You can look at him and tell. DUH
LOL!
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Mar 19, 2008
 

Judged:

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R.E.M. Lead Singer Admits He's QUEER

Gay, Homosexual = QUEER - use the correct terminology, please!
Frankie

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#9
Mar 20, 2008
 
NO WAY!! LOL...he makes Richard Simmons seem manly!
underhay

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#10
Mar 20, 2008
 
i wonder if his bandmates are shocked? heh heh heh
REManiac

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Mar 20, 2008
 
Well, during their tour Michael Stipe used to go over and give the bass player, Mike Mills, a big, passionate kiss after they would play "Why Not Smile."
He wasn't always gay; he used to secretly date Natalie Merchant, so I guess he was straight, then bi, and now gay.
R.E.M. is great; the things have done for Athens,Ga., are unmeasurable. R.E.M. are also responsible for the growth in rock music in the South, especially the Columbia-area acts (ie. Hootie).

“Missing my boys :(”

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#12
Mar 20, 2008
 
Must be a slow news day to waste headlines with this. I dont give a rats hind end if the man is gay, I still like the music. R.E.M. rocked in the day, and they still do.
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Mar 20, 2008
 
That was a good game last night, Hockey Girl, with Faulkner lifting the Inferno with his shoot out goal.
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Mar 20, 2008
 
This isn't news anymore. Stipe came out 4-5 years ago, when discussing his partner.
Good for him, though. GBLTQ youth need as many good role-models in different aspects of life as they can get.

REM rocks.

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#16
Mar 20, 2008
 
well no duh...this isn't a surprise.
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#17
Mar 20, 2008
 
Being gay isn't something one "admits" to. Stealing, lying, cheating, etc. are things one "admits" to.
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Mar 20, 2008
 
smiley
go to x gay you dont even know a gay person you are very uneducated. get a life smiley . lets meet i will kiss you all over i am a big drag queen se ya
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#22
Mar 21, 2008
 
REManiac wrote:
Well, during their tour Michael Stipe used to go over and give the bass player, Mike Mills, a big, passionate kiss after they would play "Why Not Smile."
He wasn't always gay; he used to secretly date Natalie Merchant, so I guess he was straight, then bi, and now gay.
R.E.M. is great; the things have done for Athens,Ga., are unmeasurable. R.E.M. are also responsible for the growth in rock music in the South, especially the Columbia-area acts (ie. Hootie).
Don't blame REM for Hootie.
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#23
Mar 21, 2008
 
This story is as old as the crust on my granddaddy's arse.
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#24
Mar 21, 2008
 
he was right, it's obvious

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