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- Posted on Apr 2nd 2010 1:30PM by Mike Ayers
"I wasn't a huge gay marriage supporter before I met Jorn because I love the whole old-school promiscuous Oscar Wilde freak show of what 'being gay' once was," he said. "But since meeting Jorn that all changed."
Referring to his partner, German theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt, Wainwright opened up about their relationship -- in more than a few ways -- noting that his chances of working and legally residing in the US are diminished because of the current laws. "I have been with Jorn for five years and he's the light of my life," Wainwright said. "He's my inspiration, support and he's good in the sack, too! But I am very aware of living in the US, of the conundrum that you can't marry your gay partner and give him citizenship. He has to apply for a green card and he may or may not get accepted, which is annoying when you're in a committed relationship. If we were straight, we could get married and he'd get his American passport and it would make a lot of sense."
Wainwright is currently making the rounds in support of his latest opus, 'All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu,' a collection of piano originals and three adapted Shakespeare sonnets. In a recent Spinner video interview, Wainwright revealed that the concept of the album's titular character, Lulu, is the "dark, brooding, dangerous woman that lives within all of us." Dangerous she may be, but she still has it better when it comes to marrying men.
Wainwright's currently gearing up for a lengthy European tour, starting April 11 in Southampton, England, which is scheduled to run through early July.