3. Marlon Brando
The late Marlon Brando has been outed in posthumous biographies, but he was open about his sexuality while he was alive. “Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed,” he once said. “I have never paid much attention to what people think about me.”
5. Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally isn’t just openly bisexual — she thinks you are too. In 1999, she told The Advocate, “I consider myself bisexual, and my philosophy is, everyone innately is.”
6. Lou Reed
Married to performance artist Laurie Anderson since 2008, The Velvet Underground songwriter identifies as bisexual.
9. Tallulah Bankhead
The screen legend had affairs with many notable women of her time. While she never identified as bisexual, she did describe herself as “ambisextrous.”
11. Michael Stipe
The R.E.M. front man is more pansexual than bisexual. He’s spoken about his sexuality openly over the years. In 2004, when Butt magazine asked if he thinks he’s gay, Stipe answered, “I don’t. I think there’s a line drawn between gay and queer, and for me, queer describes something that’s more inclusive of the grey areas.”
12. Carrie Brownstein
It was often assumed that Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame) was gay. In a 2010 interview with Willamette Week, she clarified, “It’s weird, because no one’s actually ever asked me. People just always assume, like, you’re this or that. It’s like, ‘OK. I’m bisexual.’”
14. Farley Granger
Farley Granger, who died in 2011, starred in Hitchcock’s Rope and Strangers on a Train, both of which dealt with gay themes. He identified and wrote about being bisexual, saying he never felt it was something he had to hide.
15. Michael Chabon
Author Michael Chabon, who explores bisexual themes in novels like Wonder Boys and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, once wrote, “I had slept with one man whom I loved, and learned to love another man so much that it would never have occurred to me to want to sleep with him.”
17. Raul Esparza
Broadway star Raúl Esparza has been married to a woman since 1993, but he has revealed relationships with other men and identifies as bisexual.
20. Mike White
Mike White, co-creator and star of HBO’s Enlightened, has long identified as bisexual.
22. Joe Dallesandro
Sexy Warhol star Joe Dallesandro has been a gay sex symbol since the late ’60s. He identifies himself as bi.
25. Drew Barrymore
In a 2003 interview with Contact Music, Drew Barrymore said, “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual.” She has spoken about the many relationships she had with women in the past.
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