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

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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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