SINGER La Roux has spoken in a media interview about sexuality and not identifying as either gay or straight nor as a man or woman.
“Of course, because people see the word ‘sexuality’ and think: ‘Oh my God you’re gay!’ But sexuality just means you are a sexual person, and that song’s not about me being: ‘Oh no, I’m a lesbian!’ or anything like that,” La Roux said.
“I debate this a lot – do we need everyone to be 100% open about everything before we get to the stage it doesn’t matter? And I agree to a point, I am aware of the conflicts.
“But the problem is, if I say, ‘I’m straight,’ nobody will come around to my house and take a picture of my boyfriend. If I say, ‘I’m gay,’ then somebody will come around and try to take a picture of my girlfriend.
“It’s all very well people telling me to be open about it, but it will impact on my life.
“Why should I have to bear the brunt of what would happen? All I know is that if it’s not something I have any interest or desire to talk about, then that needs to be my only reason.”
“I don’t feel like I belong to any of those. So I’m not going to put myself in that camp, or under that title.
“I don’t feel one thing or the other, I don’t feel man, I don’t feel woman – that’s where the androgyny comes from.
“I probably feel more feminine than I do masculine… but if people want to hold me up as a gay role model, absolutely, I’m proud to be that, but I don’t feel the need to say that I’m gay to do it.”