Leonard Cohen, On Being Asked If He Ever Had A Gay Relationship

Q: Have you ever had a gay relationship?

Leonard Cohen: No

Q: Do you regret that?

Leonard Cohen: No, because I have had intimate relationships with men all my life and I still do have. I’ve seen men as beautiful, I’ve felt sexual stirrings towards men so I don’t think I’ve missed out. Maybe I have, maybe it’s time to look into it. Maybe not, maybe I’ve left it too late. Maybe I’ll not be able to get anybody.


From “Hello! I Must Be Cohen” By Gavin Martin (New Musical Express, January 9, 1993).

Also See “[Teachers] is not about homosexuality as such, but yes it is about the spirit, and whether it moves toward the sun or the moon.” Leonard Cohen

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted September 6, 2010 at DrHGuy.com.

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