Was there anyone who didn't know about the REM frontman?
"It was super complicated for me in the '80s," he tells Spin. "I was totally open with the band and my family and my friends and certainly the people I was sleeping with. I thought it was pretty obvious."
I sure thought it was. I put up a Queer Music Friday last October with Stipe, and I didn't think twice about the fact that he apparently wasn't out.
So no pink cupcakes. It doesn't count.