When did you come out? Any stories?
Came out in my 20s as a bisexual because I was outed against my will by others at a gig. Often people called me a lesbian when in fact I was bisexual. Took a stronger and more open stance as bisexual to clarify things to my fans and the general public.
How did coming out impact your career or relationships with others?
I think there are those in my life that fully approve who I am, and there are those that fully condone it, however I have to be myself and that’s the most important thing to me. In general I feel I have experienced less overt homophobia than my gay or lesbian contemporaries in music. But I definitely have experienced some strange gigs where I got the funny and uncomfortable feeling the promoter hired me because of some kind of bisexual fantasy they had going on in their head. It’s bizarre when that happens but I am not surprised by anything. Bisexual means many things to many people. To me it’s my orientation and a way of identifying myself culturally. To others it has a fantasy connotation. When that happens it’s quite annoying, because what they are thinking and what I am thinking in regards to the word “bisexual,” could not be farther apart.
(excerpt from Magdalen’s Out and Successful interview)