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For young people in today’s Ireland, defining their sexuality as strictly one thing or another is passé. Our teens and 20-somethings recognise that life is not so straightforward, and that’s surely a sign of progress

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

18th August, 2019
Brett Anderson scandalised commentators in the 1990s by refusing to conform to the sexual mores of the time Pic: Getty

Does anyone remember the fabulously provocative quote that Brett Anderson, lead singer of Suede, delivered to the media in the 1990s? Anderson said he was a “bisexual who had yet to have a homosexual experience”. From the way the tabloids reacted, you might have thought the drainpipe-trousered Britpop star had announced a surprise mission to Mars.

Columnists pontificated, they fretted, they got steamed up. Questions such as the following abounded: How could Anderson...

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