could a gay man please enlighten me....

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could a gay man please enlighten me....#0
Posted: 8/11/04 at 6:14pm
Why is it that Judy, Liza and Barbra are such icons in the gay male world?
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dont' forget Bette!
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I always liked Judy Garland, none of the rest. Especially not Cher *ducks*
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"icons in the gay male world"

Someone better enlighten us because that's my goal. re: could a gay man please enlighten me....
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I don't know about Judy and Liza, but a lot of gay men I know love to be friends with the bitchiest women they can find. This may very well be what the people I know find appealing about Barbra.
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could a gay man please enlighten this gay man, cuz' while they all have nice voices... I don't idolize any of them... STEREOTYPE ALERT...
Updated On: 8/11/04 at 06:28 PM
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Same here Cats, I like Judy Garland because she's an amazing singer...I don't idolize any of them. Don't get it at all.
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yes, but i'd like to know why the STEREOTYPE exists.
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Yes. I should probably add that while I appreciate the performances a few of them, I don't idolize them at all.
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I can't help you here.

I'm a TGC/PattiLuPone/Loretta Swit fan myself.
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Maybe because there are large amounts of gay men at their concerts?
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Updated On: 8/11/04 at 06:35 PM
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lol. Patti is awesome.
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TGC?
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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We just booked Loretta Swit for a special engagement next season.
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Because both Judy and Liza married gay men.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Shouldn't Bernadette be in this company too???
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TGC=The Goddess Carol (Channing) Geeze!
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Sorry, I've seen it written out before as The Goddess Carol but I never saw it as just TGC.
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Some would say their larger than life persona is the appeal, and in the case of Judy, her hardships and traumatic problems.
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Not that I'm one of those who worship these women (at all, actually), but I think that their STRENGTH is probably what makes them so appealing to the gays....
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And don't forget the Hugest Gay Icon in the World...the one and only Queen MADONNA !!!!
Well in her case, I believe she is an Icon because from her beginning she always supported gay rights, always embraced and contributed to gay culture and was one of the first voices on the fight against AIDS !

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I've always heard it was because the women that are gay icons have suffered much, just as gay men have suffered. These women are tough and have made so much of their lives. I think the fierceness and the glamour is what makes them gay icons.

However, I don't get all that. I just like their voices. It probable relates to an older generation. Young gay guys today aren't as likely to attach to these women. So what are today's gay icons? Porn stars?
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re: could a gay man please enlighten me....#24
Posted: 8/11/04 at 11:35pm
Kristin Chenoweth. I think that covers it.