Most reports of Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson‘s relationship have included the word “lesbian”: lesbian relationship, lesbian lover, LiLo = lesbian. Rarely is Lohan referred to as a bisexual, despite most of the pieces referencing her very public relationships with several different men.
I think it’s safe to say that most lesbians and bisexual women assumed Lindsay was bisexual. I mean, we’re all pretty aware that the in-between exists. Lohan has never really come out to give herself a label, despite many in her life (mom, dad, ex-boyfriends) making sure to say she’s “not a lesbian” (but if she is, her ex, Callum, wants to take credit for it).
“I think it’s pretty obvious who I’m seeing,” Lohan told Harper’s Bazaar. When they asked if she considered herself bisexual, she answered, “Maybe. Yeah.” She also said:
I don’t want to classify myself. First of all, you never know what’s going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn’t matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that.
As part of a younger generation less likely to want to label themselves, it’s not a surprise that Lindsay has been so passive about identifying herself. She does not deny being involved with Samantha (whom she calls “a wonderful person” whom she “loves very much” in the article), and obviously does not have any qualms about being affectionate with her when she knows cameras follow her every move.
Someone needs to do a study on the number of magazine copies purchased with the word “lesbian” accompanying a photo versus “bisexual.” I think as long as there is a picture of two women (involved romantically or otherwise), they’d sell equal amounts. They could at least try to get it right.