On June 30, 2017 Germany said “yes” to gay marriage in a landmark vote that saw the Bundestag (German Parliament), pass a bill that allows same-sex couples to have equal marriage rights. This is an achievement milestone for the countries LGBT community following attempts of extermination only decades prior.
If you are unaware, The Mattachine Society were one of the earliest gay rights organisations in the United States that worked to support one another during the strict regime of their pre-gay rights era.
If we’re talking about gay YouTubers, Tyler Oakley’s name is at the head of the pack. Since starting his channel in 2007, he has sky rocketed to international fame over the past decade: releasing a book, hosting his own talk show, winning numerous awards and titles, and even recording a video with First Lady, Michelle Obama herself. He is an outspoken figurehead of the LGBT community, and one of YouTube’s most successful exports.
During this years pride month you’ve most likely stumbled across an odd addition to the LGBT family at Pride festivals, news articles, and in memes – well prepare to be Babashook by this years hottest new gay icon; The Babadook.
One of the foremost names that arise when the word ‘gay icon’ is mentioned, Bette Midler has built her career almost exclusively for, and by gay men. From getting her start in the gay bathhouses of New York to throwing shade at Trump via Twitter and all the musicals in between she is fabulous. She is outspoken. She is a gay icon.
The phrase ‘gay icon’ gets thrown around so easily nowadays with so many pop princesses on the scene, but Cher is a tried and tested icon of all icons.
By now we are sure you are all well aware that the live-action version of Beauty And The Beast is gearing up to feature Disney’s first ever gay character – but not without controversy.