[Editor’s note: For the next two Fridays, Flavorwire will be counting down our 20 most popular features of 2010. This post, which originally ran on June 24, 2010, comes in at position number 19.] You know what they say about male bisexuals: They don’t exist, men just don’t work like that, bisexual is only a transitional point on the pathway to gay… Anyway, we don’t believe it. So, just in time for the final week of LGBT pride month (which, in our opinion, always tends to favor the “L”s and “G”s over the “B”s and “T”s), we’re celebrating famous dudes who go both ways. For this list, we’ve tried to features guys who don’t make a huge deal about their left-of-center sexual orientation. Because, come on: We know all about the notches on David Bowie’s belt. Since unsubstantiated rumors abound, we’ve only listed men whose bisexuality has been confirmed by a publication we trust. The resulting top ten includes everyone from a legendary civil rights leader to a wildly controversial contemporary essayist — and many other surprises.
Controversy-courting writer, pundit, hater of God, and believer that women aren’t funny
“We must also make what we will of his claim to have slept with two unnamed young men at Oxford who later joined Thatcher’s government. Hitchens was exuberantly bisexual in his younger days – until his looks ‘declined to the point where only women would go to bed with me’ – and is quite candid on the matter, so his refusal to name the future ministers looks at best coy and at worst like teasing up a bit of publicity for the book.” — Guardian, 2010