Tammy Faye Bakker As a Gay Icon?
First, I always like to make the distinction that this does not include all gay men. I don’t have icons. I don’t like Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, or Barbra Streisand. In fact, I don’t even know WTF a gay icon is. I find the entire concept annoying. The whole idea of a gay icon is a stereotype that is just as bad as any stereotype with any other marginalized group. And I wish they would stop doing it.
With that said, they are now claiming that Tammy Faye Bakker was a so-called “gay icon.”
And I’m sure she was with some gay men. And good for them. BUT not ALL gay men.
With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing.
Here’s more. This is also a promotion for a new movie about the life of Tammy Faye Bakker.
The Straight Pride Parade
“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”
What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday