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George Michael's family still not convinced he is gay

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Mar 18, 2014 | 4:44pm EDT

Veteran British pop star George Michael is still having to fend off questions about his sexuality from members of his family who are convinced he is not really gay. The Careless Whisper hitmaker was forced to 'come out' as a homosexual after he was arrested for lewd behaviour in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills, California park in 1998, and he has lived openly as a gay man ever since. However, the 50 year old admits some relatives simply refuse to believe that he isn't straight. He tells the BBC, "For some strange reason, my gay life didn't get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really. "The press seemed to take some delight that I previously had a 'straight audience,' and set about trying to destroy that. And I think some men were frustrated that their girlfriends wouldn't let go of the idea that George Michael just hadn't found the 'right girl' (yet). Which is still what a lot of my extended family still think!"

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