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Who would be the male "Lesbian icons", if there were any?

Gay men's icons are often women - Cher, Liza, Judy... I can guess some of the reasons there aren't any male "Lesbian icons" but if there were, who would they be?

by Anonymousreply 6012/28/2014

includes both real and imagined lesbians:

Mary Martin, Jacky Susann, Claudette Colbert, Agnes Moorehead, Capucine, Wanda Sykes, Gertrude Stein, just about every famous female pornstar, 50% of all famous English actresses, Joan Crawford, Talullah Bankhead, Libby Holman, Ellen Degeneris, Rosie O'Donnell, Lea Delaria

by Anonymousreply 110/28/2013

CAPUCINE seemed to be one of the most sexy in the closet actresses.

by Anonymousreply 201/18/2014

Oh, yes, i still remember that i really enjoyed her kissing my lips and... I think we both felt flattered.

by Anonymousreply 301/18/2014

Kevin James

by Anonymousreply 401/18/2014

She was my bitch first.

by Anonymousreply 501/18/2014

Capucine and Suzy Kendall's kissing scene is very hot and beautiful. What a pity that in that film Kendall was just a spy and she had to kill Capucine, which she did later. They were so hot together. I would love to see more scenes with them.


by Anonymousreply 601/18/2014


by Anonymousreply 701/18/2014

Debbie Reynolds proves you wrong. We love her!

by Anonymousreply 801/18/2014

Garth Brooks

Bob Villa

Bernie Mac

Alan Hale, Jr.

Eugene Pallette

William Bendix

by Anonymousreply 901/18/2014

[quote]Gay men's icons are often women - Cher, Liza, Judy

I can't decide whether to reply with "Speak for yourself", "Only for those past 70", or "This is why they hate us"

by Anonymousreply 1001/18/2014

Female movie stars only appeal to gay men. Lesbian icons would be -- and are -- sports figures.

by Anonymousreply 1101/18/2014

Great tribute to Capucine!

by Anonymousreply 1201/18/2014

Do bisexual women count?

Jane Fonda; Suzanne Sommers; Madonna; Gaga

all are bisexual faghags..

by Anonymousreply 1301/18/2014

Do bisexual women count?

Jane Fonda; Carrie Fisher; Suzanne Sommers; Madonna; Gaga=faghag bisexuals

by Anonymousreply 1401/18/2014

Tom Jones

Johnny Depp in his younger years

Keith Richards -- rock and roll lesbians copied his style

Alain Delon

Heath Ledger

I know numerous dykes who like Roger Federer

by Anonymousreply 1501/18/2014

Larry David - friend of Rosie O'Donnell, Wanda Sykes and has lots of lesbian "fangirls"

by Anonymousreply 1601/18/2014

Whatever. Thought I read the thread title wrong because others were replying with lesbian names. Never follow the crowd.

Lesbians liking a man enough to make him a Lesbian Icon seems like an oxymoron. Lesbians barely tolerate men, often hating us. Gay men don't want to sleep with women but that doesn't stop us from loving them. Lesbians seem to be largely paranoid and hateful of men.

by Anonymousreply 1701/18/2014

[quote] I can guess some of the reasons there aren't any male "Lesbian icons" but if there were, who would they be?

Only r4, r9, r15 and r16 got that OP was asking for a list of MEN who are icons for lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 1801/18/2014

ITA @ R11. If any, they would be male sports figures.

by Anonymousreply 1901/18/2014

Oh, BS. I know plenty of well-adjusted lesbians who like men just fine. It's not bra-burning 1978 anymore.

by Anonymousreply 2001/18/2014

Male lesbian icons?

King Kong!


by Anonymousreply 2112/26/2014

Tom Cruise

by Anonymousreply 2212/26/2014

he's 6 feet under

by Anonymousreply 2312/26/2014

The guy who invented the power drill

by Anonymousreply 2412/26/2014

Rosie the Riveter

by Anonymousreply 2512/26/2014

Elvis, Brando, Bea Arthur

lesbian Icon Trinity

by Anonymousreply 2612/26/2014


by Anonymousreply 2712/26/2014

Alan Hale, pere et fils.

by Anonymousreply 2812/26/2014

My best friend used to call me her "Dyke Dude."

by Anonymousreply 2912/26/2014

Don Knotts

Steve McQueen

The Beatles

Van Morrison

by Anonymousreply 3012/26/2014

Lesbians idolize some of the same female icon that gay men do - Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, etc. Not so much men, lack of interest.

by Anonymousreply 3112/26/2014

Lesbians don't hate men like you R17. You really have a complex if you confuse indifference with hate.

by Anonymousreply 3212/26/2014

Bisexual Lena Horne.

by Anonymousreply 3312/26/2014

David Bowie, intergalactic lesbian if there ever was one.

by Anonymousreply 3412/26/2014

Bruno Mars

by Anonymousreply 3512/26/2014

Lea Seydoux.

by Anonymousreply 3612/26/2014

Eleanor Roosevelt, KD Lang, Emily Dickinson, Tamara de Lempicka

by Anonymousreply 3712/26/2014

Shirley Manson

by Anonymousreply 3812/26/2014

mariska hargitay

by Anonymousreply 3912/26/2014

I read that as "lesbian icons" without seeing male. There aren't any.

by Anonymousreply 4012/26/2014

The actress Coral Browne.

by Anonymousreply 4112/26/2014

Are you not aware, OP, that

"Lesbian icons",

should be

"Lesbian icons,"

by Anonymousreply 4212/26/2014

There was an AfterEllen thread about "hot guys" (ironic, I know) that went on for pages and pages..

by Anonymousreply 4312/26/2014

Marjorie Main. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 4412/26/2014

male lesbian icon - Norm Abram

by Anonymousreply 4512/26/2014

[quote] Are you not aware, OP, that

[quote] "Lesbian icons",

[quote] should be

[quote] "Lesbian icons,"

Not very worldly, are you?

by Anonymousreply 4612/26/2014


by Anonymousreply 4712/26/2014

R46, Comma goes inside the quotation mark in the US. The US rules, in case you don't know.

The only exception is when that last little item enclosed in quotation marks is just a letter or a number, in which case the period or comma will go outside the closing quotation marks.

by Anonymousreply 4812/26/2014

Such a picayune grammar convention to get your knickers in a twist over, eh, R42 and R48? Especially on an informal message board on the internet.

by Anonymousreply 4912/26/2014

No, it's normal for AfterEllen. I don't even think real lesbians check that site. Not even its content is gay. It's gay-baiting, straight pandering, bisexual-lite, but not gay. And people shouldn't even expect anything different, since its purpose is to turn a profit, something that can't be done with a real lesbian site given the small audience pool.

If I'm not mistaken, even the people at AE admitted as such.

Always found the site bad and condescending though, even when sometimes checked on it some years ago. The only good thing that came out of that site were the L Word recaps. I always had a laugh reading them.

by Anonymousreply 5012/26/2014

^ my post was in reply to r43

by Anonymousreply 5112/26/2014

Lesbians don't have many male icons because men hate us and we are fully aware of it. The comparison with female icons for gay men cannot be held, it's a totally different dynamic. These women usually loved their gay male fans and would say so.

Can you name a man who openly ever declared his love for his lesbian fan base? We have David Bowie, certainly. But that's it.

Of course the men in this thread waste no breath before declaring that it's of course us lesbians hating on men, as usual. How low.

by Anonymousreply 5212/26/2014

Adam Lambert has a significant les fan base. The best fic writers in the fandom are all queer women. And the fan sites are pretty evenly divided between the straight ladies and the gay ones.

by Anonymousreply 5312/26/2014

R49 = new to the Datalounge

by Anonymousreply 5412/26/2014

[quote] Comma goes inside the quotation mark in the US. The US rules, in case you don't know.

Read the word "worldly" again. Think on't.

by Anonymousreply 5512/26/2014

Grammar, spelling and punctuation are closly monitored here, and egregious errors are taken to task, usually with the remark “Oh, dear.” Not that there’s anything wrong with it. In fact just today I got called out for typing “piece-by-piece” instead of “piece by piece.” It’s actually refreshing, compared to the error-ridden posts of all the KeWeL GuyZ on other fora.

by Anonymousreply 5612/26/2014

Bruce Springsteen


by Anonymousreply 5712/27/2014

I remember the MichFest crowd in SF turning into squealing fan gurlz when Gavin Newsom (then mayor) dropped in at one of their events.

by Anonymousreply 5812/27/2014


by Anonymousreply 5912/27/2014

1980s gay porn stars like Julian Adams and Brian Maxon.

by Anonymousreply 6012/28/2014
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