Michael Stipe Thomas Dozol: Shirtless Boyfriends iPhone Photos. Okay, these photos are from a website called guyswithiphones where guys with iPhones can upload photos of themselves and their iPhones. Is that cool or what? Anyways, these two photos appear to be REM lead vocalist Michael Stipe’s and his boyfriend Thomas Dozol.
They’re hot in their own way, eh? But are they hotter than Soulja Boy? Want more hot guys with iPhones? Well, go check out Grady Sizemore’s Underwear Photos. Or if you want more gay relationship stories, go check out our post on Zac Posen Boyfriend.
By the way, for those of you who are still wondering whether Michael Stipe is gay or straight, the answer straight from the horse’s mouth is “Neither”. Well, he does the dirty with a man (his cutie boyfriend Thomas Dozol) but he prefers to be called “queer” rather than “gay”.
Here’s what he says about his sexuality in a March 2011 interview with The Guardian: “On a sliding scale of sexuality I’d place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women. I had sex with, and enjoyed sex with, women until I met someone that I fell in love with, and who is now my boyfriend. That’s the only real news in the last 12 years, but when it’s a slow news day I get dragged out of some closet again.”
He adds: “I never identified with gay, that’s all. I will always honor anyone who had to make different choices, then stand by them, and I would hope that honor would extend to me and my choices as well. I’m talking about how one chooses to define oneself, the community within which one feels comfortable. That’s what it’s about, really. It’s the 21st century.”
Like our friend Kevin, Michael believes that kids these days are more open-minded about sexual identities: “A lot of younger people have a much more it-is-what-it-is approach to sexuality. The black and white binary approach just does not work. So you find the terms that make you most comfortable.”
We’ll, we’re okay with calling Michael Stipe “queer” if that’s what he wants to be labeled. We here at Famewatcher agree that people can choose to define themselves and not be placed in a label they are not comfortable with.
Michael Stipe Thomas Dozol Update 2017. Are these lovebirds still going strong? Yes, they are! Here’s the two sharing the red carpet.
And check them out in the apartment they share in New York City!
Michael Stipe Thomas Dozol: Shirtless Boyfriends iPhone Photos. Posted 17 June 2009. Last updated 19 May 2017.