Alison Goldfrapp ‘won’t be pigeonholed’
Singer Alison Goldfrapp has refused to label her sexuality, saying she is happy to swing both ways.
The Goldfrapp performer was outed two months ago by a Sunday newspaper, which mentioned her in a feature about “mid-life lesbians” and carried an image of her with partner Lisa Gunning.
Speaking to the Times, Goldfrapp said the story was “a bit of a shocker” because she didn’t know she and Gunning, a film editor, would be mentioned in advance.
She said: “A friend texted me: ‘Oh, there’s a really nice picture of you and Lisa in this magazine.’ I was like: ‘What picture? Where? Really? Hold on a minute . . .’”
Goldfrapp added: “I don’t know why people would find it surprising. Everything we’ve ever done – the music, the looks, the shows – has all been quite ambiguous and undefinable, and that’s how I am.
“I don’t like to be defined by my sexuality, which swings wherever I like to swing. I’ve had lovely, long relationships with men as well. I just happen to be in a relationship with a lady at the moment.
“I don’t like to be pigeonholed in my life or my music either. The best policy seems to be to go with what feels right, so I do.”