This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. In other words, he was not a campaigner for gay rights, but mr. Bowies art complemented a larger fight for acceptance and civil rights. Bowie declared himself gay in an interview with michael watts for a 1972 issue of melody maker, coinciding with his campaign for stardom as ziggy stardust. According to buckley, if ziggy confused both his creator and his audience, a big part of that confusion centred on the topic of sexuality. In 1972, just before the release of ziggy stardust and while married to first wife angela, bowie was gay im gay, and always have been, even when i was david jones, he assured melody. The late great david bowie getting tired of being asked about sexuality. Mick jagger and david bowies alleged gay affair, book reveals details. My best friend ever was an unconcealed gay man and he told me this story in 1981, when he was 30 or 31. I knew this man very well for many years and in my opinion he did not make up or embroider stories through exaggeration. Im gay, declared david bowie, and always have been, even when i was david jones. According to wikipedia, david bowie has said contradictory things about his sexual preferences in various interviews. However, most recently he has said that adopting a bisexual or gay image. But he has also been linked with a string of men including mick jagger - rumours that were encouraged by bowies past claims to have been both gay and bi-sexual. We can only assume you dont know who david bowie was if you dont belong to this world, the man was everywhere if his songs were super classic and inspiring, his stage performances were revolutionary, almost always. Here are the facts about his family, wife, children, net worth, sexual orientation and death.