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Brett Anderson scandalised commentators in the 1990s by refusing to conform to the sexual mores of the time Pic: Getty

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

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 be bisexual...

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