Kesha opens up more about her sexuality, Toby Marlow won a Tony Award for co-creating “Six: The Musical,” and an Olympic champion comes out as lesbian.
Kesha Opens Up About Sexuality
Pop Icon Kesha took to Instagram on June 16 to address her sexuality.
“I’m not gay. I’m not straight. I don’t know what I am. I love people. I love people because we are all our own little consciousness journeys, dancing around the sun.”
This isn’t the first time she has opened up about her sexuality. In an interview with Attitude in 2019, she said she was bisexual and in an open relationship with her boyfriend.
“He knows that I’m just a wild spirit that needs to run free, and that I always come back to the barn for apples from my boy,” the singer said of her relationship at the time.
She also celebrated Bi Visibility Day in 2021 by kissing Betty Who on stage during a performance.
“How weird and interesting and fun this life is, right? I refuse to be anything, really, except for open to it all,” she said. “I know it can be confusing sometimes, but you are so seen and loved.”
Non-binary Composer-Lyricist Wins Tony Award for Musical
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Toby Marlow, co-creator of “Six: The Musical,” took home the Tony for best original score, making Marlow the first non-binary composer-lyricist in the award show’s history.
“It just feels really amazing to be part of a season where there’s so much queerness on stage explicitly,” said Marlow. “Representation is pretty fab.”
The musical is based on the six wives of King Henry VIII and is a modern retelling of their lives. During the show, the Queens take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most during their marriage and who should be the group’s lead singer.
“Six: The Musical” also received five Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music.
Olympic Champion Kelly Holmes Comes Out
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Kelly Holmes, an Olympic champion, has come out as gay, revealing that she was nervous and excited about the public response.
Holmes, who won two gold medals in Track and Field at the 2004 Games in Athens, said she had known she was gay since she was 17.
"I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. I'm nervous about saying it. I feel like I'm going to explode with excitement," Holmes told the Sunday Mirror newspaper.
Before her athletic career Holmes was an army officer and hid her sexuality out of fear of repercussions since Britain did not allow LGBT people to serve in the military until 2000.
Her fears were alleviated when she contacted a military LGBT leader in 2020 who assured her that she would not face sanctions for coming out.
"I was convinced throughout my whole life that if I admitted to being gay in the army I'd still be in trouble," said Holmes. "I felt like I could breathe again. One little call could have saved 28 years of heartache."