Stefano Gabbana, one half of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion label, has said that he no longer wants to be described as gay.
In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera he said: “I don’t want to be called gay, because I’m simply a man… full stop.
“The word ‘gay’ was invented by those who need to label people, and I don’t want to be identified by my sexual choices.
“I thought that I could help spread a new culture as a famous person, a culture no longer based on gay rights but on human rights.
“We are human beings before being gay, heterosexual or bisexual.”
The designer has previously criticised gay couples for having children through IVF.