Dusty Springfield – singer of songs, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, wearer of the blond bombshell beehive – was bisexual.
In her own words…
“I know I’m perfectly as capable of being swayed by a girl as by a boy. More and more people feel that way and I don’t see why I shouldn’t.”
Homosexuality and bisexuality were listed as paraphilias (“sexual deviations” in the original terminology) in early versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published by the American Psychiatric Association).
They were removed from the third version published in 1980.