The Greatest Gay Icons ....

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  1. Nelly Gay

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    An odd selection with Kylie Minogue at No. 1
    2. Dolly Parton.
    3. ABBA.
    4. Judy Garland.
    5. Marilyn Monroe.
    6. David Beckham.
    7. Madonna.
    8. Audrey Hepburn.
    9. Jordan and Peter Andre.
    10. Liza Minelli.
    LPSG favourite ,Barbra Streisand is at No 14 on the list, Cher is further down.
    The list also features .... Gordon Ramsey ?
    Oh, well ...
    Eclectic if nothing else .
     
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    what about "maria callas' for the cultured gays?
     
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    Sadly, only 5000 'culturally challenged' :rolleyes: gays appear to have been surveyed. :cool: :biggrin1:

    Pink News comments pointedly:

    The remainder of the (UK-based) list, for positions 11 through 50, is as follows:

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]11. Cary Grant
    12. Victoria Beckham
    13. Girls Aloud
    14. Barbra Streisand
    15. Pink
    16. Sharon Osbourne
    17. Take That
    18. Cher
    19. Will Young
    20. Elton John
    21. Barbie
    22. Richard and Judy
    23. Cilla Black
    24. Simon Cowell
    25. Julie Andrews
    26. Sister Sledge
    27. Wham!
    28. Rupert Everett
    29. The Cheeky Girls
    30. Fern Britton
    31. Westlife
    32. Beyonce
    33. Gwen Stefani
    34. Prince
    35. Morrissey
    36. Blondie
    37. Boy George
    38. Charlotte Church
    39. The Village People
    40. Ant and Dec
    41. Doris Day
    42. Gloria Gaynor
    43. Gerri Halliwell
    44. Donna Summer
    45. Steps
    46. The Human League
    47. French and Saunders
    48. The Scissor Sisters
    49. Gavin Henson
    50. Gordon Ramsay
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    Isn't an icon someone/something that is supposed to represent something?

    This list seems to be, to me, more of a wish list of who we WANT to be instead of who we ARE.

    I think it's sad that oly 9 OF THEM ARE GAY THEMSELVES.

    No wonder our culture is fucked up. We have no pride in ourselves.
     
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    What kind of an "Icon" are they talking about?

    I would have thought, like the above poster, that they'd have to represent homosexuality, not just be something gay people tend to like.

    I would have thought the list would include Freddie Mercury and Graham Chapman FFS!
     
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    David and Victoria Beckham?:eek:
     
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    For their continuing efforts to promote self-absorption and bulimia. :rolleyes:
     
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    Why should gays have to segregate the people they admire from the rest of society? We're not that downtrodden or alienated.
     
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    Self-absorbed yet oh-so-pretty.

    She, on the other hand, looks freakishly severe these days.
     
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    I'm surprised Lee Iacocca isn'tt on the list.
     
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    Sadly, he came 51st (right in front of Karl Marx in 52nd place), and thus just failed to make it into the "top 50". :rolleyes:
     
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    I really don't find any of the above to be "icons", at least not for me. Who gets to make the determination? What are the criteria? Lots of makeup and no talent?
     
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    they forgot little richard
     
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    There is a difference between admiring someone and looking to that person as an icon.

    For example, a farmer is an Icon of ther American Midwest. Same goes for a cowboy.

    The British Royal Family is an Icon of England.

    The donkey and the elephant are Icons of the Democratic and Republican party. The bald eagle is an icon for America. Along with the flag.

    Kylie Minogue, while an accomplished singer and cancer surviver, is NOT an Icon of gay culture, regardless of her number one postioning.

    I agree with you that we are not that downtrodden and I'll go one step further. We're not downtrodden at all except if we allow ourselves to be. I have never once thought of myself as downtrodden, less than anyone else or a victim. But too many gay men and women have either actually been or consider themselves to be a victim.

    The only way we will find a true gay icon is when we, as a culture, start to take more pride in ourselves and our position in society instead of wanting to be other people.
     
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    Where is Dusty???
    Dusty Springfield.
    Lesbian, gay icon, "Son of a Preacher Man", died in her 40s, had a huge gay following. Correct me if I'm wrong, but she had more songs in the top ten than any female recording artist ever. She was huge.

    That list sucks, I couldn't give a shit about half of those people. The Beckhams...victoria beckham looks like an orange stick figure with dead eyes and bad skin. The Spice girls were a 1,2,or 3 hit wonder. Take That? Simon Cowell?

    Charlotte fucking Church?? Give me a Break. Maria Callas, Kathleen Battle, or Montserrat Caballe` could sing the shit out of her whispery, edited, studio tracks. I hear she has vocal nodes anyhow...thank god.

    I feel better, thanks :)
     
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    Not to mention David's new acting career !
     
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    oh god. can they just DIE already!
     
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    why wasn't rudolf nureyev in there
     
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    What about James Dean????
     
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