Tyson
Loves Gay Men (But He's Not Gay)

Make Me a Supermodel

host Tyson Beckford sat down with BET writer (and frequent
Advocate.com contributor) Clay Cane to talk about the
show's second season -- and those long-standing rumors that
he's gay.

Beckford put the rumors
to rest, saying Black men in particular have to deal with gay
rumors the minute they come across as supportive of the gay
community. The former Ralph Lauren spokesmodel says
he's more than supportive -- he's a gay rights
advocate.

Are you single? 


No, I'm not, but I'm like Brad Pitt and Angelina and
Beyonce and Jay-Z -- I just like to keep my relationship on the
under. The thing I get all the time is, "Oh, he's gay,
he gotta be! We never see him out with a girl." Well, I
don't want the world in my business because you got so many
people like the bloggers, the paparazzi, YouTube, the camera
phones -- everybody is always in your business. Those who seen
me with her know that she's stunning. I just don't want the
world to know yet, it's none of their business.

Yeah, all those rumors -- I never thought you were gay.



Yeah, it's just one hater that put that on me. But,
don't get me wrong, I work with GLAAD, I work with Gay
Men's Health Crisis-I work with all of that. It's just
I'm a straight man who got a little bit of style so they
just say, "He's gay."

Whenever Black men support gay people, people get crazy
about that. It's a shame.


Exactly! My cousin is gay and I love him to death. I have more
fun hanging out with him than I do my straight friends because
he's got style, he's got flavor. I can take him shoe
shopping with me and my girl, we know we're getting the
best advice. To me, it's like the best of both worlds. As
soon as people see me, "Oh, he's gay." I'm
like, well, I don't have that much flavor. I got flavor but
I don't have that much. I love my gay brothers and sisters.

For more of Clay
Cane's interview with Tyson Beckford,
click here

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