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08/15/2013 12:07 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Is The Question 'Are You Gay?' Offensive? (VIDEO)

When iconic fashion editor Andre Leon Talley recently rejected being labeled "gay," many were shocked to learn that someone they had identified as not being straight actually was.

In response, HuffPost Live, never afraid to tackle tricky topics, dedicated a segment to the question: Is it taboo to ask people if they're gay?

Noah Michelson, Editor of The Huffington Post's Gay Voices, along with Kevin Sessums, Editor-in-Chief of 429 Magazine, Allison Hope, Communications Director at Empire State Pride Agenda and Tobly McSmith, writer and producer of "Bayside! The Musical!" joined Zepps to discuss whether or not it's insulting to ask someone about his or her sexuality and if it is anyone else's business in the first place.

Watch the clip above to see both sides of the argument, and to see the full segment click here.

What do you think? Do you think it's okay to ask someone if they're gay? Voice your opinion in the comments below!

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