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What living gay person do you most admire

The one you point to and say, "Represent, girlfriend!".

by Anonymousreply 7601/26/2013

Dana Owens, most call her Latifah, but I think she has accomplished to much in world that is anti wimmen and continues to discriminate by skin color. She's not perfect, but considering the hurdles, she's my most admired.

by Anonymousreply 101/20/2013

Lesbians? None. Gays? Way too many to mention.

by Anonymousreply 201/20/2013

Lee Pace

by Anonymousreply 301/20/2013

Anderson Cooper

by Anonymousreply 401/24/2013

Gay is a myth. There is no such thing.

by Anonymousreply 501/24/2013

Got two actually Luke Macfarlane and Jim Parsons.

by Anonymousreply 601/24/2013

Miss Mike Tyson.

by Anonymousreply 701/24/2013

Ellen

by Anonymousreply 801/24/2013

Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 1001/24/2013

George Takei

by Anonymousreply 1101/24/2013

Rachel Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 1201/24/2013

Bomer and Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 1301/24/2013

It figures all of you would choose actors rather than politicians, writers, or social reform workers.

by Anonymousreply 1401/24/2013

Don't be an asshole, R14. Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow are journalists and Mike Tyson is an athlete, so not "all" of us chose actors.

by Anonymousreply 1501/25/2013

I love that r15 really thinks Mike Tyson was a sincere nomination.

by Anonymousreply 1601/25/2013

Ian McKellen

by Anonymousreply 1701/25/2013

Todd Haynes for his talent.

by Anonymousreply 1801/25/2013

Nicki Minaj

by Anonymousreply 1901/25/2013

Rachel Maddow above and beyond.

by Anonymousreply 2001/25/2013

Well, R16, neither was Anderson Cooper but it still disproves R14's point.

by Anonymousreply 2101/25/2013

George Clooney

by Anonymousreply 2201/25/2013

R3 Lee Pace is not out. He doesn't count.

by Anonymousreply 2301/25/2013

Peter and Harry Brant

by Anonymousreply 2401/25/2013

Zachary Quinto

by Anonymousreply 2501/25/2013

Richard Simmons. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2701/25/2013

Barron, the topic of thread is "gay people you admire," not boys you want to fuck.

by Anonymousreply 2801/25/2013

Barney Frank, Anderson Cooper, Nate Silver, Rachel Maddow, Tammy Duckworth, Keith Boykin, Jonathan Capehart.

by Anonymousreply 2901/25/2013

Well it has to be Brent Corrigan.

by Anonymousreply 3001/25/2013

Colton Cumbie.

by Anonymousreply 3101/25/2013

I do not understand the difference, r28. I also most admire Ricky Martin (with the stipulation that he must be a confirmed top).

by Anonymousreply 3201/25/2013

Nate Silver, John Waters, Rachel Maddow, David Sedaris

by Anonymousreply 3301/25/2013

Hillary Clinton

by Anonymousreply 3401/25/2013

Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 3501/25/2013

Fuck off R2.

by Anonymousreply 3601/25/2013

Ellen and my therapist.

by Anonymousreply 3701/25/2013

RuPaul

by Anonymousreply 3801/25/2013

R29, I think you mean Tammy Baldwin, who is a lesbian, and not Tammy Duckworth, an entirely admirable war hero and congressional representative who is heterosexual.

I completely agree with the admiration for Frank, Maddow and Silver.

by Anonymousreply 3901/25/2013

Rachel Maddow for being so smart and making the world a little smarter

Alan Cumming for his talent, humor, giggle and the fact that he named his cologne cumming

Ian McKellen because he keeps getting better with age

John Waters because he represented for the freaks before it was fashionable

Adam Lambert for his vocal and showmanship talent and for being a proud and nice freak

by Anonymousreply 4001/25/2013

David Geffen

by Anonymousreply 4101/25/2013

OP, I like my gay men to be men.

by Anonymousreply 4201/25/2013

Another vote for RuPaul.

by Anonymousreply 4301/25/2013

I'm going to go with Ellen, she has a big audience and is ultra likable, so she's certainly doing a good job of representing. Her show, in its tone, is all about celebrating life and maintaining a positive attitude.

by Anonymousreply 4401/25/2013

In so many ways, I feel like Ellen is a phony. There is something about Ellen I have never taken to. Comedians are a master of hiding behind the facade of humor. That's how I feel about Ellen. There's something not genuine about her.

I don't think she's anything like Rosie, but something tells me that Ellen in her private life is very different from the one we see.

by Anonymousreply 4501/25/2013

Gus Van Sant - big time hero.

Bruce LaBruce - radical hero.

Morrissey - old school hero.

Tab Hunter - gay but not fucked up role model. and he did it in much tougher times.

Larry Kramer and all the Stonewall gang -- thanks for making life easier for the generations that followed.

Jury's still out on James Franco but I adore him anyway.

by Anonymousreply 4601/25/2013

I agree about Ellen being banal and sycophantic. I don't admire her 'positivity' because I think a lot of the time it's used as a tool to force people to like her. I don't like mean cynical types either, I just think Ellen lays it on too thick and the merry personality with the lilting voice and doe eyed blinking is overbearing and sinister. I think Ellen must hit on the same appeal that Doris Day did. There is no room to breathe with all that clean cut social lubrication. The vacuous audience who will validate her every word. Her safe and easy personality. Everything having to be clearly defined. It's all very puke inducing.

by Anonymousreply 4701/25/2013

Ellen's okay, met her long ago and thought she wasn't so much morose as she was suffering from Stand-Up Comic disease. Where they are "on" all the time and then turn it way "off" when the cameras aren't around. And I met her in professional situation too, not on streets. Not mean and definitely not rude trash like Roseanne, just.. "off". (Little to do with lesbianism, perhaps. See Bette Midler for same).

by Anonymousreply 4801/25/2013

Morrissey (just admit it, Steven!).

But all the gay heroes are dead.

by Anonymousreply 4901/25/2013

Adam Lambert: nice, smart, funny, wildly talented and unapologetically out and proud.

by Anonymousreply 5001/25/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5101/25/2013

Just Rachel Maddow. The others mentioned are either whores or asses.

by Anonymousreply 5201/25/2013

Chris Meloni. Beautiful big ass with hair in the hole.

by Anonymousreply 5301/25/2013

Meloni isn't gay.

by Anonymousreply 5401/25/2013

WNYC had 99,378 paying members in 2006, up from 78,866 in 2001. With more than one million unique listeners each week, WNYC has the largest audience of any public radio station in the United States.

by Anonymousreply 5501/25/2013

NPH

by Anonymousreply 5601/25/2013

politics: Tammy Baldwin

media: Rachel Maddow

arts: Pedro Almodovar

by Anonymousreply 5701/25/2013

RuPaul

Larry Kramer

by Anonymousreply 5801/25/2013

Neil Patrick Harris, Bob Paris, Rachel Maddow, Berlin Mayor Kurt Wowereit, DC City Councilman Jim Graham, Marc Shaiman, Thomas Roberts

by Anonymousreply 5901/25/2013

Anderson Cooper. He's lost both of his shoes, came out of the closest and he's still "fierce."

by Anonymousreply 6001/25/2013

He's lost both of his shows. Though he sometimes looks like he's lost both of his shoes!

by Anonymousreply 6101/25/2013

Charlie Condou and Mark Gatiss.

by Anonymousreply 6201/25/2013

Ted Nugent

by Anonymousreply 6301/25/2013

Colm Toibin

by Anonymousreply 6401/25/2013

Elton.

I know many won't forgive him for playing at Rush Limbaugh's wedding (a private event). I do.

Michael Stipe.

Martina.

Billy Jean.

Barney.

Andrew Sullivan. I don't always agree with him, but I admire his passion and his intelligence and his integrity.

by Anonymousreply 6501/25/2013

well I don't admire any gay responsible for wrecking a Jason Stratham movie by sticking a J-Lo in it

by Anonymousreply 6601/25/2013

Ahh, Almodovar and Stipe are both great ones. Want to add them to my list. :) Both huge players in my youth. The Pet Shop Boys provided the soundtrack so they make the hero list too.

by Anonymousreply 6701/25/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 6801/26/2013

Jody Foster. She has managed to keep it together, have her life private and raise children. She seems like a great person.

by Anonymousreply 6901/26/2013

I've posted mine many times. None of you have ever heard of him, and I'm getting tired of trying to educate you.

by Anonymousreply 7001/26/2013

Male: Andrew Sullivan

Female: Suze Orman

by Anonymousreply 7101/26/2013

R65 must have smoked crack. What is there to admire Elton for? Singing while wearing sparkly glasses? And Andrew Sullivan definitely does not have integrity.

by Anonymousreply 7201/26/2013

Adam Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 7301/26/2013

Author, theologian and former Jesuit priest John J, McNeill for his work on behalf of gay and lesbian Catholics

by Anonymousreply 7401/26/2013

Rachel Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 7501/26/2013

Bishop Gene Robinson

by Anonymousreply 7601/26/2013
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