Clay Aiken is the former American Idol contestant who is now a big pop music superstar. But with his fame comes discussion about whether he might be gay.
The Gay and Lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate features a special report devoted to this important question. The following deep commentary is offered:
My boyfriend talks about Aiken’s goal to become a special-needs teacher as one that screams out as a career track often pursued by gay men. And my boyfriend also points out that there’s a definite subset of closeted Christian males in their 20s (having been one himself) who have so successfully repressed their sexuality that they don’t even know that they’re really gay.
Nevertheless, Clay has publicly stated that he’s not gay. He also may have publicly stated that he’s a virgin. Or maybe he just implied that he’s a virgin. And that he’s never had a girlfriend.