Several people have attacked Patti LaBelle for revealing that Luther Vandross was gay. Their reason; he had a right to keep his sexuality a secret? Then why did he tell her? What most people in the community fail to realize is perhaps it’s the “secret” that killed him. How is it determined that he actually even wanted to keep his sexuality a secret by fans instead of his actual friends like LaBelle? Fans knew his music, LaBelle knew HIM. There is a HUGE difference.