There's no need to check the top of Rufus Wainwright's head or the size of his index finger, the singer is quite open about his orientation. In a recent TV interview in Canada, to promote his new album, Rufus talks about how he dealt with the pressures of being named "best new artist" at a young age, and the subsequent creative choices he had to make as his career evolved. He also talks about politics, oper, and the medical challenges his mother, singer Kate McGarrigle, has faced of late.