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The (g)A(y)MAs: Why We Love Our Pop Stars

J.W. Harvey | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

Pop stars have been known to occasionally elicit the emphatic support of the gays. But as social media show time and time again, unlike gay icons of the past generation, not one seems able to speak to the community as a whole. What makes gays get so defensive about their icons?

Why Do Gay Men Historically Adopt Female Stars as Their Icons?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

In adulthood we discover that other gay men had adopted these women in exactly the same way in childhood. Why do we, as individuals, gravitate to women, even the same women, before we are part of a gay scene, and before we are swept up in any collective gay groupthink?

Diva Worship And Gay Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay 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.

The Death Of Judyism And What It Means For Gay Men

Carlos Fernandez | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos Fernandez

Regardless of how difficult each of us gay men had it growing up, we all had a sense that we were "different." We listen and identify with icons like Judy because through their voices we can silence the one we hear inside ourselves that tells us we're wrong for being who we are.