I Cannot Deny It: I Am NOT Gay


By Shana Naomi Krochmal

The 'None of Your Beeswax' Denial

Queen Latifah: 'No comment on that at all. I'm done commenting on all that'. It's ridiculous, I know me and that's all I need to know.'

Michelle Rodriguez: 'If I wanted people to know what I do with my vagina, I would have released a sex video a long time ago.'

Ryan Seacrest: 'Stay out of my closet!'

Simon Cowell: 'Come out!'

The 'But I Really Love The Ladies' Denial

Shemar Moore: 'People find it interesting to try to make me gay; I'm not gay. I went on vacation with two girlfriends of mine who, interestingly enough, got cut out of the pictures. We found a nude beach, as far as I know, was a unisex beach'. We took off our clothes and jumped in the water.'

Ne-Yo: 'All you've got to do is ask, and I'll tell you: I love women.'

Sanjaya Malakar: 'I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that's why guys didn't like me'because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls, they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them.'

The 'I'm So Misunderstood' Denial

Victor Willis (via publicist Alice Wolf): 'Victor Willis wrote about the YMCA and having fun there, but the type of fun he was talking about was straight fun.' When he says, 'Hang out with all the boys,' he's talking about the boys, the fellas.' But it's one of those ambiguous songs that was taken that way because of the gay association with Village People.'

Michael Urie: 'It's not black-and-white; I'm still young, still figuring my life out. I love the mystery. I'm not going to lie, but I'm not going to talk about it.'

Ian Thorpe: 'Some people think it's an insult to say, 'Oh I think he's gay,' but I don't take it that way. I'm not gay. I'm lucky that within myself I don't care enough to get worried or upset over it.'