Friday January 15, 2016

Was David Bowie's gay icon status left out of obits?

From left, David Bowie as the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust and on his final concert tour in 2004.

From left, David Bowie as the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust and on his final concert tour in 2004. (AFP/Getty, Express/Getty, Joe Hale/Getty)

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Over the course of his career, David Bowie called himself gay, bisexual, and straight, and his fluid sexuality was ground-breaking in the mainstream. Playwright and director Brad Fraser and rock critics Geeta Dayal and Bill Wyman take a look at whether or not Bowie's adventurous sexuality is being downplayed posthumously, a question Wyman examined this week in the Columbia Journalism Review.