gay fans

Now, you do realize you have a very devout gay male fan base.

Okay. [Giggles] I don’t think too much about it, but I have to say that a little bird whispered it in my ear at some point.

Why is it something that you don’t think about ?

When people tell you marketing figures about your fan base, it just sounds a bit cold. I like to think of people who buy my records as equals. Don’t think of them as gay or black or young or old. They’re just people who enjoy my music. I’ve had so many close gay friends all my life, it’s not that big of a deal with me. [Pauses] But I’d be lying if I said there weren’t things I find easier to talk about with gay guys. [Giggles]

instinct magazine, September 1st 2004