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She Inspired Me: My Tribute to Joan Rivers

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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.

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.

Why Don't You Love Anne Hathaway?

Derek Hartley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Derek Hartley

I have this unscientific theory about why certain celebrities attract gay followings. It works perfectly for idols like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna and lust objects like Adam Levine and Chris Evans. But there is one celebrity who mucks the whole thing up: Anne Hathaway.

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.