Back in the day, The Beatles members Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison were hit by gay rumors after it came out that their manager Brian Epstein was part of the LGBTQ community. The band was recently asked about it:
“The Beatles had a gay manager, Brian Epstein, at a time when being gay was illegal in England and very much stigmatized. What was the band’s attitude about gay people back then?”
“I had known a lot of gay men. It didn’t matter to us. We were lads of the time. Or maybe, OK then, lads ahead of our time.”
Well there you have it!