For anyone dumb enough to have been ignorant of this very obvious fact, R.E.M.'s lead singer, Michael Stipe, comes out to Time Magazine this week and finally admits he likes les garcons. He told the mag that he's been "in a relationship with an amazing man" for about three
yearsóthe dude is French and not a celebrity. Stipe has always been evasive when answering questions about his sexuality. While promoting R.E.M.'s last album, Up, he told interviewers he was bisexual. "I was being made to be a coward about it," said the singer, "rather than someone who felt like it really was a very private thing."