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Despite projecting an aggressively heterosexual image, the late Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner was an unexpected advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and an early supporter of same-sex marriage. Crystal Hefner, his ex-wife, revealed in an exclusive interview that Hugh occasionally experimented with men during orgies. She elaborated on his openness in her memoir, “Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself.” While Hugh maintained a public persona, behind closed doors, he embraced a broader sexuality. Crystal highlighted his inclusive attitude, saying he was “a very, very open person” who challenged stereotypes.