LITA FORD Says She Left THE RUNAWAYS After Learning All Her Bandmates Were Gay

Speaking about her brief exit from THE RUNAWAYS forty years ago after learning that her bandmates were gay, Lita said: “This was in the early ’70s, mid-’70s, so I was not aware of homosexuality; I didn’t know anything about it. And it was still in the closet; nobody came out and said, ‘I’m gay’ — nobody came out at that time. And when I found out that the girls were all gay in the band, I wasn’t sure how to take it, and I didn’t know what it was. I was only sixteen at the time. And I quit the band. I went home and I told my parents that it was the manager’s fault; I blamed it all on him and said that he was too weird and I couldn’t handle him — he was just too freaky. But that wasn’t the case.”

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