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Gore Vidal Sexual Orientation

In Bed With Gore Vidal

William J. Mann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
William J. Mann

There is no such thing as a homosexual, Vidal haughtily insisted, only homosexual acts -- in which he freely, and unapologetically, admitted his participation. He wasn't ashamed of such acts. But just don't try to call him "gay."

Gay Baiting Gore Vidal: Politics In 1960

Jon Wiener | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Jon Wiener

Gore Vidal was not just a novelist and essayist; he also ran for Congress in 1960 in upstate New York. In a 1988 interview I asked him whether there was any gay baiting in that campaign.

We Certainly Haven't Seen The Last Word On A Proud 'Fag'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Vidal despised identity, particularly sexual identity, ironically even as he helped define it in America. Some of the obits describe him as believing everyone is bisexual, but even that seemed to be too much of an identity for him. Vidal believed more in sexual acts than in sexual orientations.