Posted by on June 21, 2024 11:34 am
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Freddie Mercury in the video for ‘Living on My Own’ (Image: CBS)

Brian May has shared that late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was no fan of the word “queer”.

The iconic guitarist was in the band with Freddie, who its widely understood was bisexual, from 1970 until Freddie’s death of HIV-related complications in 1991.

May made the revelation while speaking to Adam Lambert alongside Queen’s Roger Taylor for ITV documentary Adam Lambert: Out, Loud and Proud.

The programme aired on ITV1 on Wednesday (19 June 2024).

“Queer was a word you wouldn’t want to use – I would never have used it to Freddie” – Brian May

“The vocabulary has changed a lot,” said May. “Queer was a word you wouldn’t want to use. I would never have used it

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