“Everyone is bisexual “ Gore Vidal
10-03-1925 – 07-31-2012
American writer Gore Vidal was born in West Point, New York on 10 March 1925. He was an intellectual known for his wit and wrote novels, essays, screenplays, and stage plays. As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal’s principal subject was the history of the United States and its society. Vidal’s public debates on sex, politics, and religion with other intellectuals and writers, occasionally became continual quarrels, as with William F. Buckley Jr. and Norman Mailer.
Vidal believed that men and women are pansexual. He rejected the adjectives “homosexual” and “heterosexual” when used as nouns, as inherently false terms used to classify and control people in society. In his book “Myra Breckinridge”, published in 1968, he explores the mutability of gender-role and sexual-orientation as being social constructs established by social mores.
In 1950, Gore Vidal met Howard Austen, and their relationship lasted until Austen’s death 53 years later. Vidal said that he refused to call himself “gay”, because he was not an adjective, because “to be categorized is, simply, to be enslaved. I have never thought of myself as a victim… I’ve said —a thousand times?—in print and on TV, that everyone is bisexual.”
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