A ‘world renowned’ gay rights activist has reignited rumours that Whitney Houston was a lesbian.
Peter Tatchell of the UK-based ‘Peter Tatchell Foundation’ claims Whitney’s marriage to Bobby Brown was a smokescreen, and that the singer used drugs to deal with her inner torment.
“It’s important to tell the truth about this aspect of her life,” he said.
“Whitney was happiest and at her peak in the 1980s when she was with her female partner.
“They were so loved up and joyful together. Perhaps her inability to accept and express her same sex love contributed to her substance abuse and decline,” he told the magazine.
And while Peter didn’t mention who this ‘female partner’ was, it’s long been rumoured that Whitney had a relationship with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford, who just hours after Whitney’s death wrote a tribute to the singer:
“I first met Whitney when I was 16 and I knew right away she was special… I can’t believe that I’m never going to hug her or hear her laugh again,” it read.
Peter also said that Whitney was ‘pressured into the Bobby Brown marriage,’ a claim backed up by the rapper’s autobiography, released in 2008.