Following her relationship with director Mike Figgis, she announced she was bi-sexual in 1999.
On a Desert Island Discs level, it'd be that, some paper, and sunblock. Having joined an anti-racism group aged 11, she later became vice-president of the National Civil Rights Movement.
“It made me realize how intense it is — and the fact that I’m sharing it is going to have a big impact on some people.” Since coming out as bisexual in 1998, Cumming has been a tireless and outspoken activist for LGBT equality, but he notes that each victory requires renewed focus.
“There’s been a big change in the LGBT activist world now that gay marriage is spreading like wildfire,” he says.
As a man who was once married to a woman myself but now identifies as gay, Cumming's experience has always stuck with me. “I see a worrying trend among LGBT people, that if you identify yourself in just one way, you close yourself off to other experiences.
I’m with a man, but I haven’t closed myself off to the fact that I’m still sexually attracted to women.” Cumming quickly reminds me that your bisexual attraction doesn't disappear once you’ve settled down with a partner of either gender, even if you don’t plan to act on that attraction. But if you’re sexually attracted to both sexes, you’re bisexual.” When people talk about questioning their sexuality, it usually means questioning their heterosexuality.
Cumming explored his early years and emerging sexual identity in his 2002 novel , which was re-released last year in paperback.
You can’t be selective about equality.” Cumming is also tired of the argument from people within the LGBT community who criticize the focus on marriage equality as an attempt by gays and bisexuals to imitate heterosexuals. I understand the heteronormative argument,” he says.
We warmed up for Patti Smith, and then the director Michel Gondry got on the drums to play some songs from the soundtrack to his film Be Kind Rewind with Mos Def.
This year at the Sundance film festival, I joined the band from The Guitar on stage.
Big, tall, reckless, precipitous, straddling two centuries.
The actor is distinctive no matter how you see him in a role. After an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon and a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, Cumming married his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, in the U. He identifies as bisexual, even though he’s now married a man. My sexuality has never been black and white; it’s always been gray.
was one of those lovely Victorian maisonettes in Islington. I suppose you have all sorts of thoughts as a child and at the time I figured that it was a way to avoid doing anything like going on stage. was the death of [Clement] Blair Peach [the New Zealand-born teacher who, during a demonstration in London in 1979, was killed allegedly as a result of police brutality]. I have a few Chilean friends in London who have been very much affected by the way the government operated. it would be to have enough time, and to stop moving so fast.