Legendary music producer Clive Davis reveals in a new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, that he is bisexual, USA Today reports:
Davis, who is twice divorced, remains close to his family, which includes three sons, a daughter and six grandchildren, and to friends, with whom he vacations regularly. Soundtrack's aforementioned personal revelation acknowledges "something that my children and close friends have always known, but that I knew I would need to discuss in a biography": He considers himself bisexual.
"After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music. Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could."
Davis is currently involved with another man (who isn't in show business), "but I never stopped being attracted to women. Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you're either straight or gay or lying, but that's not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate."
Davis also talked about it with Cynthia McFadden on a Nightline segment which aired last night.
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Ke$ha's bisexual, she tells Seventeen magazine:
She also speaks out against bullying:
"I'm all about standing up to gay/lesbian/transgender bullying, but it's also about my little brother. He's 13 and he gets made fun of because he has a stutter. I just have zero tolerance for people making fun of others."
She also says plenty of folks used to bully her, and still do:
"I used [negative comments] to motivate me then, and I still do. I remember every person who told me I couldn't do something or that I was ugly or too fat. I have a 's— list' — people from my past who have been soulless and judgmental. Even after I got through my awkward phase, got my braces off and figured out how to dress my body, people in the music business were like, 'You're never going to make it.' I see them now and I'm like, 'Ha!' That's one of the reasons I named my record 'Warrior.' You can be a victim and let that eat your soul, or you can say, You're going on my list and I'm going to prove you wrong!...I'm very much into making fun of myself because other people do it so you have to be able to laugh at yourself. The sooner you can laugh at yourself, the easier your life will be."
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Former Democratic state senator Kyrsten Sinema has officially won her Arizona congressional race, the AP reports:
Sinema had a narrow lead on election night that made the race too close to call. But she slowly improved that advantage as more ballots were tallied in recent days, and now has a nearly 6,000-vote edge that is too much for Republican Vernon Parker to overcome.
Parker, who took the national stage briefly in September when he gave the GOP weekly address, was criticized by Democrats as a tea party radical who would hurt children by cutting the federal education department.
Sinema is the first openly bisexual member of Congress.
Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa came out as bisexual in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gay Politics reports:
“It has always been my goal in office to be transparent and honest with my constituents. But before the primary in 2010, I didn’t have the valor and courage to come out. I feel remiss that I didn’t come out then."
Zamarippa said that she came out because she felt a need to be a role model for young people:
She said as a young woman in her 20s, she didn’t even feel safe enough to write about her bisexuality in her personal journal. “When Ellen (DeGeneres) came out that was when I felt I could write in my journal about it,” she said.
It’s also more difficult to come out as the “B” in the LGBT acronym, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, she said.
“It’s tough for people to wrap their minds around that, but it is a reality and the truth,” she said.
At 36, Zamarripa said she remains single and secure in her identity. “It’s part of my life, like being a south sider and the only Hispanic in the Legislature, and I’m happy to share it with my constituents.”
Arizona Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Would Be First Out Bisexual Congressperson in Nation's History: VIDEO
Current's John Fugelsang asks Arizona Democratic Congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema, who would be the first out bisexual member of Congress in the nation's history if elected, "Do you think that bisexual Americans have an equal place in the gay rights movement?"
Says Sinema: “I believe that all people have an equal place everywhere in this country, regardless of what movement you’re in or what community you live in. Every single one of us is equal in this country. That’s the beauty of the American dream. I believe we all have a place.”
Sinema would much rather focus on issues than her sexuality, however.
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