Oh sure, the gay community has longtime icons like Stephen Fry, Quentin Crisp, Harry Hay and Bette Davis. But who are the contemporary figures who represent LGBTs?
The hookup app Jack’d just polled its members, and the results are … mixed.
Michael Sam is the top contender, which is very sweet. Sam seems like a nice guy, and he’s accomplished something pretty darn impressive. He’s not Barbra Streisand, of course, but who is?
Speaking of Barbra, she was voted the least relevant figure in the poll. If that’s the case, we don’t want to live on this planet anymore. Judy and Liza were also given the “who’s that?” treatment by Jack’d users.
Of course, we understand that these figures haven’t exactly done much to court the sex-minded young gays who used Jack’d, so we can understand why they’re not exactly on everyone’s mind. But have a little respect for your queer history, people. How can you talk about gay icons with no mention of Madonna? The whole world’s gone crazy.
Frank Ocean nabbed second place in the survey. OK, fine, he seems like a nice guy too. But a gay icon?
Following him are Iggy Azalea, a rapper, and Barack Obama, a president.