Jarenlang wist Brian May niet dat Freddie homo was omdat de flamboyante zanger omringt was met vrouwen. De beide heren waren in het begin zeer close en had geen idee dat Freddie meer intresse had in de andere kant.
Brian zegt hierover tegen de Daily Express: "No, I didn’t know. I don’t think even he was fully cognisant in the beginning.
"You’re talking to someone who shared rooms with Fred on the first couple of tours, so I knew him pretty well. I knew a lot of his girlfriends and he certainly didn’t have boyfriends, that’s for sure. I think there was a slight suspicion, but it never occurred to me that he was gay."
In de begin tijd van Queen werd wel aan Freddie gevraagd of hij homo was, Freddie antwoorde hier op… ‘Yes, darling, of course. I’m as gay as a daffodil’. Het was voor Freddie een manier om het antwoord te ontwijken.
Brian zegt hierover: "I know that all through his life Fred didn’t think that whether he was gay or not was important. He loved music, he love his work, and he didn’t want anything to get in the way. Anyone who portrays Fred as purely a gay story is missing a lot of the point."