6. David Bowie
David Bowie came out as gay in 1972, but in an interview with Playboy in 1974 interview that he was bisexual. “It’s true—I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” he said. He later told Rolling Stone that his public declaration of bisexuality was the “biggest mistake he ever made,” but when asked about that years later he toldBlender, “I had no problem with people knowing I was bisexual. But I had no inclination to hold any banners nor be a representative of any group of people.” It’s never been clear whether he truly identifies as bisexual, or he just did some experimenting. He felt the need to label himself, and in the end he felt as though it held him back.