Known for her trademark buzzcut hair and her hits like "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Mandrika," O'Connor was an icon to LGBTQ+ folks.
In a 2000 interview withCurve Magazine, she publicly came out as a lesbian, but shortly afterward retracted that coming out, saying she did not want to specifically label her sexuality and put herself in a box. She has had relationships with both men and women.
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