Originally Posted by Piobaire
Well, that is, if all white people knew he was gay and only started liking him after he contracted HIV. Seems to me, as someone actually alive and listening to Queen in (the later stages of) their hey day, the vast majority of folks had no idea he was gay and he was still in the bloom of health.
There's a reason Queen is more popular now than they were then (well, and its ubiquity in high school gymnasiums all over America in the last two decades and changing attitudes toward homosexuality). That, and white people feeling empowered by acting sympathetic to issues they wouldn't otherwise lift a finger for. I should've added that for the slower folks 'round here.
By the way, how old are you? He was pretty gay in the '70s, you know, during their heyday when you were supposedly listening to them.