Whitney Houston's death on Saturday has revived the old rumors about whether she was a lesbian or bisexual.
From The Daily Beast:
Long before she married Bobby Brown and became a crack addict, long before “doodie bubbles” on Being Bobby Brown, long before her supposedly clean comeback, Whitney Houston was rumored to be a lesbian. Like Gayle and Oprah, Whitney had an ultra-close best friend, Robyn Crawford, who was also her personal assistant.
Queerty has posted an old video interview with Houston in which she discussed performing at New York Gay Pride in 1999. “It’s their pride they’re celebrating…I’m just there to entertain,” Houston said in the interview.
And British gay activist Peter Tatchell posted on his Facebook page:
Whitney Houston RIP. She was happiest & at her peak with her female partner in the 1980s. They were so joyful together. I met them at the Reach Out & Touch HIV rally in London in 1991, organised by Vernal Scott. Whitney spoke very movingly; supporting people with HIV, when many other stars kept their distance. She was pressured into the Bobby Brown marriage. Disaster. Her life started going downhill soon afterwards. Whitney’s death is a tragic loss.