With the passing of Whitney Houston and now Donna Summer, I've been thinking about why divas are so important to the gay community. Although not every gay boy or man worships divas, a good many do. Why is that? There are many theories.
In 1983 Diana Ross' success was unparalleled. When New York City announced that Ross would give a free concert in Central Park, it was an experience that, as one newscaster noted, "will be an event -- the kind you tell your grandchildren about."