Gay Rumors Resurface

A prominent gay rights activist says he knows what led singer Whitney Houston down a shattering path of substance abuse and alcohol addiction: She was a lesbian!

Whitney Houston allegedly abused drugs to cope with being a closeted lesbian.

Well, that's what one "world renowned" gay rights activist thinks.

Peter Tatchell, who heads up the fight for equality for same-sex couples in the U.K., has reignited whispers that the Just Whitney hit-maker was a lesbian.

It's long been rumored that Whitney had a romantic relationship with her best friend and personal assistant, Robyn Crawford.

"I first met Whitney when I was 16 and I knew right away she was special… I can't believe that I'm never going to hug her or hear her laugh again," Crawford told Esquire magazine on Thursday.

"She chose the life she lived and she chose it from the beginning. She knew the life better than anyone."

In Tatchell's "professional opinion," Whitney used drugs to deal with the inner torment over being forced to keep her true sexuality a secret.

Try to pay attention. There'll be a quiz on this later.

"It's important to tell the truth about this aspect of her life," he told Britain's Daily Star this week.

"Whitney was happiest and at her peak in the 1980s when she was with her female partner. They were so loved up and joyful together. Perhaps her inability to accept and express her same-sex love contributed to her substance abuse and decline," Tatchell remarked.

Is Bobby Brown banned from Whitney Houston's funeral? >>

Whitney was "pressured into the Bobby Brown marriage," the outspoken advocate told the paper. That claim, at least, seems to be backed up by the boy band baddie's 2008 autobiography, The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But.

In the tome, Brown wrote of his 14-year marriage, "It was doomed from the very beginning. Within the first year we separated, with several more to follow. I think we got married for all the wrong reasons."

He continued, "Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married. I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children."

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Comments on "Gay activist: Lesbianism drove Whitney to drugs"

cindy March 12, 2012 | 9:08 PM

She is not here to defend herself. Why would your opinion matter to anyone. You don't know nothing about what her life was. If you think she was then why do you feel it is your place to announce it? as for whitney's mother. A bible thumper? We all don't think that the homoual lifestyle is right. that was her daughter, she loved her mother and her church. What's wrong with that? They shove s down your throat. It's sickening already. I agree, everyone is not .

ANNA February 20, 2012 | 11:39 AM

Everyone needs to get over this thing that Bobby got Whitney hooked on drugs. She was a grown women who made her own choses. She had free will. If she was that was her business.If you listen to some of the interviews you will hear some of the stars say that she was using before Bobby,but of course everyone wants to blame him.I am quite sure that her family does,they knew her better than anyone else.But of course they will not look at that.What you need to understand a daughter has lost a mom.She needs support from family & friends and her dad,but i'm quite sure Cissy will not have that.She needs to understand that is her dad.

Michael February 19, 2012 | 2:23 AM

Watching the funeral service on TV, I kept thinking, Damn, it's all you bible-thumping anti- bigots that made her life miserable and drove her to self-destruct. Wish she'd had the strength to say No to ant- Mama and the rest, and been able to live her life more honestly. And probably a lot more peacefully.

To Ms. Woods February 18, 2012 | 6:07 PM

We aren't put here to judge, each individuals has to answer on judgement day. It's between yourself and GOD. Ms. Woods you need to study the Bible more closely about judging. Your lack of knowledge reveals you've bought into the world's view on judging. Should all judges be fired? We are not called to be hypocritical judges nor condemn. But if you have an issue with a brother or a sister you confront them. Read your Bible. If Whitney was a , then that is a sin. However, her own so called ' lover' vehemently denies it. Apparently you can't have a close friend anymore because if you do you'll be called .

Gina February 17, 2012 | 1:31 PM

I heard that she was a from a friend/co-worker of mine years ago. She was from NY and knew people who knew Whitney and Robyn personally. They also said that yes, she was ghetto (which is not a bad thing)but was indeed in the closet and married Bobby as a front.

Ms. Woods February 17, 2012 | 11:29 AM

Well if she was a , or not. We aren't put here to judge, each individuals has to answer on judgement day. It's between yourself and GOD. Anyway i think it's not important right now, whatever her choice was. Please let her rest now. RIP Whitney Houston.

Norman February 17, 2012 | 10:11 AM

dumb-she was ghetto and with Bobby Brown-thats what drove her to drugs

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