Should Bisexuals Begrudge Mika's Second Coming Out As Gay?

By: Daniel Villarreal
8.6.2012

Some gay guys (by which I mean myself) come out as bisexual before fully coming out as gay. British singer-songwriter Mika is one of these guys.

He came out as bisexual in 2009 and then as gay just last week.

In his coming out interview last week, told Instinct magazine, "If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it’s only through my music that I’ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life.”

The teases over at Instinct say that the full interview will cover "his relationship and the role he feels celebrities play as representatives for the LGBT community," but that you'll have to wait until the release of its September issue.

But this sometimes coming out as bi before coming out as gay sometimes pisses off "legitimate" bisexuals because it makes people think that bisexuality is merely the way station on the way to full-fledged homosexuality.

Also, Mika's second coming out reduces the amount of male bisexual celebrities for any young bi men to look up to as a role-model (it almost seems as if all the bi celebrities are women.

Yes, we still have Green Day pop rocker Billie Joe Armstrong as a bi guy, but Mika was so much more clean-cut compared to Armstrong's scuzzy look.

Oh well, probably no bisexual begrudges a person's coming to terms with who they are, no matter if it leaves other bis stereotyped as "gays in training" or alone in the bi-celebrity lurch.

So as a kudos to Mika, let's celebrate him with his last sing, "Celebrate" below.

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