Andre Leon Talley Ain’t Gay or Straight. He Is “Un-Decided”.

 by Andy Warholformer vogue’s fashion don dada andre leon talley checks “un-decided” on orientation boxes.
he says he isn’t gay, straight, bi, or even tri.
he doesn’t do any kind of label at all actually.
well only if it’s louie v…

Former Vogue editor and famed fashionista André Leon Talley might be a fan of many labels, but “gay” is not one of them.

The 63-year-old, who is profiled in Vanity Fair’s September 2013 issue, was asked by Vanity Fair contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis if he thought he was gay, even as a teenager in high school. Talley responded in the negative.

“No, no, no. I was just into my magazines and the drawings,” he said. “I had a very strict upbringing, almost puritanical. I lived there all the way through college. I was in my grandmother’s house, and I respected that!”

Talley told Grigoriadis he rejects the gay “label,” but admitted to having had some “very gay experiences.” Designers not included. “[Y]es, I swear on my grandmother’s grave that I never slept with a single designer in my life. Never, ever desired, never was asked, never was approached, never, ever bought, in my entire career. Never. Not one. Skinny or fat. Never.”

He also said he has never been in love with a man, but has been in love with two women, including an unnamed socialite whom he fell in love with after an evening of dancing in Manhattan.

he also goes on to say:

“I hate to use the words ‘gay’ and ‘straight,’ and I think we’re all on some sort of sliding scale,” the fashion mogul said during an interview with British Vogue last year. “Of course, I’m at the Richard Buckley end of the scale, but I hate that gay/straight thing.”

Anna Wintourso…
uh…
wouldn’t he be simply “bisexual”?
it sounds like it.
well whatever he is,
the d/l wolves claim it as well.
reading this made me think about labels.
look i have no issue with labels.
i personally like to know what i’m getting in your package.
i hate being confused.
you woke up and wanted to be a dinosaur today.

yesterday you were an ant.
the day before you were a loaf of bread.
like what?
a majority of the gay world hates labels,
but doesn’t realize they are still under a label.
being a “hybrid” is a label.
on an application,
you would check “vers” as your role.
everything has a label on it.
no matter how much you try to be different or run from it,
you are still “something”.
deal with it and sit down.
thanks!

lowkey: i hate those people who get mad because i like labels.
i hate you aren’t a label.
you still label-less and single so what are you tellin me right now?

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17 thoughts on “Andre Leon Talley Ain’t Gay or Straight. He Is “Un-Decided”.

  1. He may be undecided, but anyone with eye knows what he is. I don’t mean to be judgmental, but how are you undecided at that age? Is that his way of denying who he really is? I couldn’t deal with a person like him.

  2. The Kinsey Scale of Sexuality is a sliding scale from 0-7. Google it. Richard Buckley is a gay man who has been in a relationship with another gay man (Tom Ford for many years). This is about his not saying that he’s gay and acknowledging that he has or has had attractions to women. He’s gay (but like many African American men) won’t say it. As you know, many African American men who have sex with men say that they are straight because they don’t kiss or because theirs no emotion involved with the sex or because they are not penetrated (they just penetrate) or because they are married to a woman or because they have children, etc. For all intents and purposes, he’s gay. Don’t let the semantics fool you. If he had a boyfriend (and maybe he does), then he might say “I’m not gay but my boyfriend is!” LOL

  3. I feel him. This may get me groaned but I’m a down low man who has sex with men with I am attracted to women as well. I don’t consider myself to be gay because I don’t relate with the gay lifestyle. Matter a fact, the gay lifestyle sort of turns me off. I won’t call myself straight because I don’t feel 100 percent straight. I get fair amount of pussy and ass but I choose not to label myself in a box. Is that bad?

    1. I also wanted to add that I really like sex with both men and women. I would want to marry and settle down with a woman though. I couldn’t do it with a man.

    2. What is the Gay lifestyle? Earlier today I babysat two adorable boys ages 3 &5.Their parents are two Gay men who have been together nine years.Is that the Gay lifestyle you don’t relate to ,a married couple with 2 kids,a dog,two cats and a SUV? What is a “Straight lifestyle” or “Black lifestyle”?

      1. Man I’m not about that stuff either, but I still like men and women too, and I label myself as bi. Clubs and parades are apart of the gay lifestyle just like hooking up with men is. You just do participate in the stereotypical activities. See what I mean? Don’t get me wrong, what you do is your business and I could care less, but you sound like you have lack of knowledge on certain things.

    3. What do you mean “the gay lifestyle.”Do you mean attending gay clubs, and parades and all that.Like you don’t want to associate or socialize with gays.Whatever you mean, you’re bi dude.

    4. No its not bad. But I disagree with your comments about the gay lifestyle. The gay lifestyle is what you make it. You can hang around all sorts of peeps from ballroom dancers to basketball and football players who are gay. Thw lifestyle is not one size fits all.

  4. This definitely speaks to all the DL bruhs who lurk on this site. I always thought were just bisexual bruhs. What is he trying to say??

    1. All DL brothers aren’t in denial tho. They just have sex with men without telling the women who they are also involved with. They are bisexual, some admit it while others don’t.

  5. This “gay lifestyle” stuff is largely BS. Being gay is not a lifestyle. It’s a life. Some gays wear the rainbow flag and march in parades and others do not. A lifestyle is something that you chose. One does not chose his sexual orientation–gay, bisexual or straight. Your sexual orientation chooses you. There is so much–too much–ignorance going around. Again, review the Kinsey Scale of Sexuality by Googling it. It indicates that few people are 100% straight (heterosexual) and few people are 100% gay (homosexual). Most people then are by definition somewhat bisexual. “Well, I’ll be!”

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