Rock Icon Debbie Harry Comes Out as Bisexual

By: Alex Panisch
4.7.2014

Photography by Ruven Afanador

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry told the Daily Mail’s Chris Hastings “women are more sensual.” The 68-year-old rocker, who founded the seminal punk band with her longtime boyfriend Chris Stein, admitted that the rumors of her affairs with women were indeed true. 

Harry and Stein split up in 1989 and she says though she’s enjoyed her trysts with women, her most enduring relationships have been with men.  She also told Hastings that she’d like to fall in love again. “I don’t know if I have any specific requirements,” Harry said. “Just somebody nice, who has a good sense of humor and loves to have sex. What more could you ask for?”

Harry was featured in our sister publication, Out magazine's April issue, where she also discussed why she continues to rock out: 

“There are a lot of really good reasons for me to not stop,” she continues. “But one reason for me to stop would be that I sometimes feel it’s age-inappropriate. The way I grew up, it was a cultural medium that really was only for the youth. Now it’s really changed; it’s for everyone. But it lingers in the back of my mind: Am I making a fool of myself, jumping around on stage, singing these songs from 40 years ago that have nothing to do with my emotional life or anything to do with my social life as they once did? Some of them, however, do have a certain amount of truth in them, so I can live with that. I enjoy making a fool of myself, basically.”

Tags: MUSIC, Bisexual, Pop
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