Gerard is not gay or bisexual (as far as the public are aware). He is married to the bassist of Mindless Self Indulgence, Lindsey Way, and they have a child together.
Mostly during the Revenge era, Gerard and Frank would often kiss onstage. This became known as "Frerard", and led many fans to believe that the pair were in a relationship, although they maintain it was onstage flirting. He also kissed bert McCracken of The Used once, although this was more of a drunken publicity stunt (it is shown on the Life On The Murder Scene DVD). It is rare anything like this happens anymore as they are both married, and because of the following reason...
I was trying to find the interview where they said this, but I can't find it anywhere (I will link it if I do find it at a later date). He basically explained that the reason he and Frank kissed onstage was to put off any homophobes in the audience, but when they realised the audience were actually getting a kick out of it and drawing conclusions about their personal lives, they stopped doing it. I believe it was the same interview where they said it was purely onstage and just for show. Here are a couple of quotations that relate to this:
Frank (on a tshirt he frequently wore): "Homophobia is gay"
Gerard (at a show): "Hey listen up, all you racists, sexists, homophobes, and just plain assholes, we've got a message for you; Go the f**k home! We don't need you here, and we certainly don't want you here! Don't buy our music, don't buy our merch, and if you have our CD, break it!"
Gerard (Rock Sound interview I linked): "There's definitely a trashy, x-rated vibe to our live set. It's mainly to put off homophobes, but also because as seriously as you take this, you can't take yourself that seriously. So it's like aggressive, softcore gay porn. There's a little man love, maybe some smooching, definitely some crotch grabbing."
· 7 years ago