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David Hockney: Gay Culture Has Been Ruined By 'Boring' Men Living Ordinary Lives - VIDEO

David Hockney

Artist David Hockney has said that gay culture has become too conservative because men want to live “ordinary” lives by entering into civil partnerships and having children.   

In an interview prior to the launch of a new exhibition of his work in London, England, Hockney was aghast at the suggestion that he might marry another man and lamented the decline of the Bohemian spirit.

The 77 year-old said he has stayed in contact with former lovers, except for those who have become boring.

San Francisco is apparently also boring now because of the lack of such figures as Harvey Milk.

On a slightly more positive note, Hockney opened up about his love life, saying that the love of his life was “maybe” Gregory Evans, his 62-year-old manager.

He also discussed how the death of one of his assistants in 2013 almost caused him to give up painting. Dominic Elliott died at Hockney’s house after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol and then drinking a household drain cleaner.

Rapper Murs' 'Animal Style' is Tragic Gay Love Story About the Closet: VIDEO


34-year-old rapper Murs (aka Nick Carter) released a powerful video last week called "Animal Style" depicting the ill-fated relationship of two young gay men, and the closet that destroys them both.

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MursWrites Murs about the video:

"Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,. The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."

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"Animal Style" is from the forthcoming album Love & Rockets, Volume 2: The Declaration.

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