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Barbra Streisand Gays

The Gays Behind Barbra (And Nearly Every Other Gay Icon)

William J. Mann | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
William J. Mann

In the early 1960s, when Streisand was just starting out, gay audiences instinctively recognized something very familiar about her, a shared sensibility. That was only logical, given that her sensibility had been nurtured by gay men, after all. And this was hardly a new phenomenon.