Talk:Einar Örn Benediktsson

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Reads like the guy reminiscing himself. Totally unencyclopaedic. Maybe a sentence or two of facts in there somewhere. Is it worth wikifying? -- Cimon Avaro on a pogo stick 04:27 16 Jun 2003 (UTC)

KULK and London[edit]

Assuming this is the same guy, I think this article should mention KUKL and his time at the Polytechnic of Central London. If it isn't the same guy, we should fix KUKL accordingly. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 12:57, July 24, 2005 (UTC)

I can verify that this is the same guy who was in Kukl.

Gay musicians??[edit]

Why is he listed as a gay musician? I haven't spent a lot of time following his career, but he has a kid and several known affairs with women. Also, I'm Icelandic and I've met him several times and I just feel it's odd that I never heard of this alleged homosexuality of his...

That categorisation (well, its logical predecessor) was added by user:Bearcat. I've asked Bearcat to stop by and comment. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 00:10, 18 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, for one thing, he married one of his (male) Sugarcubes bandmates in 1989. (Well, okay, so it was technically a civil union, but that's a strictly semantic distinction.) References:

"Most bizarre of all, however, was the subsequent marriage of Einar Benediktsson and Bragi Olaffson in Denmark in 1989, the first openly gay marriage in pop history." [1]
"Furthermore, Olafesson divorced his wife -- who happened to be the twin sister of Baldursson's wife -- and married Benediktsson, making their union the first openly gay marriage in pop music." [2]
"...Bragi pledged his troth in a gay wedding ceremony to his colleague Einar Orn." [3]

This took place in Denmark, barely a few weeks after civil unions for gay couples were legalized there. All in all, I suppose it's distinctly possible that it was just a bizarre publicity stunt and not an actual acknowledgement of homosexuality or bisexuality on either of their parts, but I find it hard to believe that the first commentor has never seen a reference before, because to be perfectly honest, I've never seen an in-depth profile of the Sugarcubes that didn't mention this.

Also, as Finlay McWalter notes, I only added Category:LGBT musicians — this was narrowed to the more specific "gay musicians" by someone else who later refined the general catch-all category into separate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender subcats. I agree that on the available evidence it's hard to make a definite call as to whether "gay" or "bisexual" would be the more appropriate category, but the fact that he did legally marry another man pretty much has to be taken at face value unless somebody can prove that it definitely had nothing to do with sexuality. Bearcat 07:16, 18 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, marriage hasn't got anything to do with sexuality... =S 11:02, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I happen to know the man and I can tell you that he has wife and kids. Pési 21:52, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:50, 10 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

End of "Sexuality Topic"[edit]

I removed the theme "sexuality" of the article. Einar is not gay, and have made clear. Fuck the "symbolic marriage" with Bragi.

Not misrepresent things, homosexuals. Do not force. Rinzen Identity 14:35 26 April 2015

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