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Divas

Leaving 69 Behind for the Sexy Seventies

Dolores Deluce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
Dolores Deluce

Based on the title of this post and my last book--...

Photography Student Photographs Gorgeous Women Who Aren't Afraid To Take Up Space

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts

"By the time I was five, I was a little diva," glorious queen Stevie Nicks once said. The word diva, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, ...

When Did That Happen?

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

One of my Dad's favorite expressions was, "You must have been hiding behind the barn when the brains got handed out."

Why We Love Divas...Let Us Count the Ways

Leon Acord | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leon Acord

Many of our favorite divas have taken hit after hit, only to bounce back, bigger and better than ever. Gay men certainly take their share of hard knocks in life -- maybe we identify with their resilience?

Where Have All The Divas Gone?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

In just a few short weeks, the rebuke "Don't be a diva!" has taken on new meaning. While we champion the increased presence of women on television, al...

Are We Experiencing The Decline Of The Diva?

Posted 04.01.2014 | Celebrity

Aretha. Celine. Whitney. Mariah. The ultimate divas. Miley. Katy. RiRi. Gaga. The ... ummm? We hardly blink an eye when Lady Gaga gets puked on...

No One Will Forget This Steamy Shakira & Rihanna Video

Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment

Shakira and Rihanna have unveiled a steamy video for their collaboration "Can't Remember to Forget You." With all the hip-gyrating, head-banging and h...

Gay Icons: 25 Divas Who Have Been Embraced By Gay Culture

Deron Dalton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deron Dalton

From torch songs to club bangers to advocacy to empowerment to glamor that's out of this world, great divas have affected the gay community in any number of ways ever since Judy Garland sang about somewhere over the rainbow.

Most Extreme Celebrity Tour Riders

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Celebrity

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey may be bitter enemies right now, but they can definitely bond over one thing: their crazy tour riders. Both divas, but...

DIVINING DIVAS: Going Gertrude, Garbo and Gaga Over Powerful Women: How Stevie Nicks (and Another 'Stephanie') Unknowingly Propelled My Writing Career

Michael Montlack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Montlack

I saw immediately that although Divas are sometimes reduced in the limelight to their glamorous and outrageous images, they assumed a variety of deeper and more meaningful roles for the men who wrote about them.

Diva Worship And Gay Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

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.

Reading and "Wrestlemania"

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

What do books and professional wrestling have in common? A fair amount, it turns out. I just returned from "Wrestlemania" in Phoenix, which included a big reading smack-down for kids.

The Pride of Precious Jones

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Almost every African-American knows, is related to, or is acquainted with a Precious Jones or her mother, Mary.