The Bodyguard

STORY:1985 – During a solo vacation in Ibiza in September 1985, I met a muscular hunk, traveling with his younger boyfriend, who professed to be Freddy Mercury’s bodyguard.

Freddy Mercury's self-proclaimed bodyguard, who I persuaded to pose ass-bared for my camera and for posterity.

It was the first indication I’d received that Mercury was probably gay. And, I remember thinking, “Boy, he has good taste in men!”

The boyguard (whose name I forget) and his younger boyfriend embracing


The happy couple relaxing on gay Es Cavallet Beach in Ibiza in 1985