Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1999 Page: 28 of 68
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Macho punk-rock icon Henry
Rollins might know exactly what it
feels like to be Tom Cruise,, Troy
Aikman, Richard Gere or |ohn
Travolta. Perhaps due to his hand-
some, muscular frame, it's often
speculated that the tattooed former
lead singer of Black Flag is gay.
In the past year and a half, gossip
mills began spilling rumors that
Rollins waii expected to come out of
the closet on MTV's Alternative
Nation and also during a Chicago
press conference for CNN. With the
release of Think Tank, a live spoken-
word album, and You Saw Me Up
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There, a video that captures a talk
gig in Los Angeles, Rollins discusses ing it dtr
his disgust with homophobia and his over 15 years,
reaction to rumors about his sexual- cuit seems to be
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thing, it didn't really bug me that speaking and singing
mudi. It was more humorous than his only enterprises. Hi
anything. But I think it was some- lishing empire caf*
said, Publications (named after his bii
because it made me more aware of date); he gets regular wor
how evil homophobia is," Rollins advertising campaigns l
Macintosh, Nike, The Gap and
General Motors; and he enjoys a
blooming acting career with cameos
in films like, Lost Highway, Heat,
Johnny Mnemonic and the recent
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Ultimate bachelor Henry Rollins discusses rumors about his sexuality
his hatred for homophobia and what it's like to be a gay hero
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1999, newspaper, January 15, 1999; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth616264/m1/28/: accessed September 27, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.