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Gay Divas

Here's How Stevie Nicks Would've Come Out If She Were Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Stevie Nicks has long courted a sizable gay fanbase -- not that it's ever occurred to her in any formal way. "I can’t say that I’m so glad th...

She Inspired Me: My Tribute to Joan Rivers

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I never met Joan Rivers; I always wanted to, but never had that special opportunity to meet her. Yet, I didn't have to meet her in person to be inspired by her. As a gay man, I always understood her humor and struggles.

LOOK: A 'Wicked' Push For Gay Marriage From One Of Our Favorite Stars

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Tony and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality effort. ...

Dolly To Get 'Just A Wee Bit Gay' For A New Project

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton has long been country music's biggest gay icon, but it seems she might be taking pop pointers from the likes of Cher and Madonna for her ...

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?

Cher Speculates On Why Gay Men Love Her So Much

Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Like many iconic female performers, Cher has long courted a gay male fanbase. In an appearance at the 2013 Attitude Awards in London, the legendary si...

The Reason Joan Collins Thinks She's A Gay Icon

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

"Dynasty" icon Joan Collins spoke at length about her gay fanbase in a new interview with Michael Musto. As to why gay men love her so much, Colli...

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Daughters To Reunite Onstage For The First Time In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

If there's one lesson Lorna Luft learned early, it's that the show must always go on. The singer-actress and her sister Liza Minnelli share more in co...

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?

Happy 55th Birthday, Madonna!

Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices

It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since she first shook, shimmied and grooved her way into our hearts with smash songs like "Lucky Star" and "Bo...

Curtis M. Wong

A Pride Tribute To The World's Greatest Gay Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

In what is becoming a New York tradition, the legacy of Judy Garland will be celebrated with an evening of eclectic performances honoring lesbian, gay...

'80s Songstress On Her Gay Club Memories: 'The Sights I've Seen'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Epic '80s songstress Bonnie Taylor has high hopes for her upcoming "Eurovision" turn, even if she's surprised to learn how critical her longstanding g...

Amy Grant On Gay Fans, Marriage Equality And Politics

Posted 04.23.2013 | Gay Voices

With smash tunes like "Every Heartbeat" and "Baby Baby," Amy Grant has long courted a gay fanbase, but the Christian-pop crossover artist hasn't addre...

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

Deron Dalton | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay 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.

WATCH: Joan Rivers: 'I'm Queen Of The Gays!'

Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Just days ahead of the third season premiere of her WE tv reality series, Joan Rivers opened up about kissing a woman for the first time in an appeara...

Liza Minnelli Plans NYC Birthday Bash -- And You're Invited!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Oscar, Tony and Emmy-winning comeback queen Liza Minnelli is following up her "Cabaret" anniversary promo blitz by adding a second performance to her ...

Cyndi Lauper Isn't Just A Gay Icon: 'I'm Friend And Family'

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper spoke about her status as a gay icon in a HuffPost Live appearance. "I'm friend and family, so...I live among my people," L...

The Gay Rights Issue Miley Cyrus Is Hesitant To Discuss In America

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Like Barbra Streisand, Cher, Madonna and Lady Gaga before her, Miley Cyrus has always courted a sizable gay fanbase. In a new interview, the superstar...

Ke$ha Wants To Be A Gay Man: 'They're Just Really Magical People'

Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Ke$ha has a "magical" wish this holiday season: she wants to be a gay man. The pop star, whose single "We R Who We R" has become an anthem for the...

Christina Aguilera: 'I Am Forever Indebted' To My Gay Fans

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Her all-inclusive 2002 ballad "Beautiful" became an anthem for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community -- and now, Christina Aguil...

Dolly Parton: 'It's A Good Thing I Was A Girl Or I'd Be A Drag Queen'

Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices

A generation-defining gay icon, Dolly Parton has faced a number of rumors about her own personal life. As she promotes her new memoir, "Dream More...

Beloved Gay Icons Get Political As Election Nears

Posted 11.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Two of the world's biggest gay icons are professing their support for President Barack Obama in unique ways. In two separate interviews including ...

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.

Broadway Vets Plan Jerry Herman Tribute As Part Of NYC Cabaret Stint

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Faith Prince and Jason Graae may be the collective veterans of a total of 13 Broadway shows, but as they prep for “The Prince and the Showboy,” th...

Happy 54th Birthday, Madonna!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.17.2012 | Gay Voices

It's hard to believe that it's been almost three full decades since she first breathlessly strutted her way onto the world stage (and rightfully earne...