Bloc Party musician Kele Okereke gave several interviews with gay-oriented magazines until more openly discussing his sexuality during a 2007 interview with the Guardian. "I guess that's the only reason [to speak out], isn't it?' he told the Guardian. "To speak to young people in their impressionable formative years — and say something that could help them make sense of their lives. Lessen the sense of alienation and isolation that they might have. I think that's something that definitely ... I'd be proud of. That we could say that there are alternative ways of behaving, of living one's life."
Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
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