Celebrate Bisexuality Day with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong

Today, September 23, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. First introduced way back in 1999, it commends those who are proud to identify as bisexual while celebrating and reflecting on their history, community and culture.

For too many years to mention, the focus of LGBTQ in the media has often been on the L and G as many public figures have publicly come out as one or the other side of the fence.

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There are, however, several who have spoken about being authentically B, and here’s one of the Bs, Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman of California “new” punk trio Green Day.

Billie Joe — or BJ to his pals — has been one of the most visible rock stars of the past 25 years, and touched on his sexuality very early on in his career, telling The Advocate back in 1995:

“I think I’ve always been bisexual. I mean, it’s something that I’ve always been interested in. I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of ‘Oh, I can’t.’ They say it’s taboo. It’s ingrained in our heads that it’s bad, when it’s not bad at all. It’s a very beautiful thing.” And he’s kinda infamous for stealing kisses on the sly. Let’s hear it for the B.

 

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