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Late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain thought he was gay

Posted by David Zimmerman  October 24, 2013 09:17 AM

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In a recently released interview from 1993 late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain stated that he “thought he was gay” while in high school.

The interview, conducted by Jon Savage, took place in New York City and can now be heard on the YouTube channel Blank on Blank. In the interview Cobain discusses feeling “different” and “alienated” in high school. He went on to say “I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem. Although I never experimented with it, I had a gay friend, and then my mother wouldn't allow me to be friends with him anymore because... well, she's homophobic. It was real devastating because finally I found a male friend who I actually hugged and was affectionate too, and we talked about a lot of things... I couldn't hang out with him anymore."

Later in the interview Cobain confirmed that he was not gay but that he was “really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something."

Cobain, who committed suicide on April 5, 1994, was long known as a strong ally to the LGBT community. Said Patty Schemel, the lesbian drummer from the ban Hole “"He said that being gay is cool, and that made the climate even better for us."

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