Thursday, December 18, 2014


I had a topic for today's blog, but at the last minute I just didn't feel like writing it.  Maybe I will do so for tomorrow's post.  I could just ask the opinion of my readers before I wax philosophically and historically about the topic in mind.  A friend of mine and I were watching the Michael Bublé's Christmas Special last night when Barbara Streisand came on to sing with Bublé.  We began to wonder why she is a gay icon.  I just don't get it.  He didn't quite understand why Cher and Judy Garland were either, though I kind of understand Cher (the woman is fabulous) and, of course, Judy was Dorothy.  We both get Bette Midler and Lady Gaga, but what is up with gay men and divas?  Anyway, I was going to write about that and look at each one, but then...I just got lazy.

I spent most of the night cuddling with a sick kitty (Edith has a cold and wasn't feeling very chipper last night).  If she's not better when I get home at lunch tomorrow (it's a half day for us), then she will get to go see our hottie of a veterinarian.  

Anyway, can y'all provide an answer for the why gay men love divas so much?  Especially Streisand? 


silvereagle said...

Because of their similarities to drag queens in actions and appearances?

Bodhisbuddy said...

I'm purely speculating here. I can barely tolerate most of the women that other gay men idolize, so who knows what their reasonings may be. That said, I always assumed that at the heart of diva worship was the identification with the woman's struggle to be herself against the predominating views of society. They weren't always conventionally pretty, or easy to work with, or willing to be subservient to the status quo. They frequently were unable to have the love of the one for whom they longed. But they overcame these 'obstacles' and made a name for themselves based on talent, drive, and self-determination. Any of this resonate with you as a gay man?

Stew Adams said...

I've discussed this with my husband and we both agree that it is because they are all drag queens. What says a drag queen has to be a man underneath? But, perhaps Babbs is a man... quite the adams apple and nose on that queen.

Jamie James said...

I'm not a diva lover.

I love that man in the pic!

Hope Edith gets better soon.

Peace <3

Vilges Suola said...

I don't get the diva thing either. However, nearly every singer I've ever liked is female - Joni Mitchell, Lisa Gerard, Mari Boine, Mamak Khadem, etc. I don't think any of them could be drag queens, though.