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Music Legend Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual

In a new book, Davis tells of his longtime relationships with men. Music producer signed Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen, worked with Aretha Franklin and many more.

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The legendary music producer Clive Davis comes out as bisexual in a new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, detailing long-term, monogamous relationships with men for the past two decades.

The news was first reported in a Rolling Stone report and an interview with ABC’s Nightline Tuesday night.

From Rolling Stone:

In a candid five-page section toward the end of the book, due in stores today, he writes that he first had a sexual encounter with a man during “the era of Studio 54.” “On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,” writes Davis, who says he had only been with women before. Being with a man, he writes, provided “welcome relief.”

After a period of “soul searching and self-analysis,” Davis separated from his second wife in 1985, and says that he went on to have simultaneous relationships with two women and a man. In 1990, he entered into a “monogamous relationship” with a male doctor, who is not named in the book. Although that relationship ended in 2004, Davis says he has been in a subsequent relationship with another man ever since.

From Nightline:

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Geidner covers the Supreme Court and also reports extensively on LGBT legal issues around the country. Geidner won the 2014 National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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