His outfit puts him constantly in the wrong light
Martin: I’m not gay!
For many, he is the bad boy of Depeche Mode. Martin Gore is considered by some people to be gay or bisexual, because he usually walks around on stage in girls clothes and paints his lips bright red with lipstick. During “Peter’s Pop Show” in Dortmund, he now and then did a little dance out on the table followed by a full striptease.
BRAVO: If you are running around in girls clothes, with blouses, leather skirts and suspenders, then that is a bit misleading. Don’t you agree?
MARTIN: Of course, that’s what it should be. But I ‘m n o t gay, unlike what many people think.
BRAVO: Why then this outfit?
MARTIN: That’s easy: I find it super boring to go shopping and to always only be able to buy a shirt or a pair of pants. Girls have much more choice, and I make use of that.
BRAVO: So you have no doubts to be no longer accepted as a man?
Martin: That’s just the funny thing about it. I have found out that girls are more into feminine guys and they think it’s great when you dress and put makeup on like I do.
BRAVO: What does your girlfriend Christina have to say about it?
MARTIN: We will exchange clothes often. She likes it too. We both do not like to be fixed to a particular style. I just put on what I like, and if I want to paint my nails black or put on lipstick, I do it too. And that’s that!