What is a “Gay Icon?” – Rantasmo

How can a straight woman be a gay icon? Rantasmo takes a closer look at the development of gay identity and the importance of divas.

About rantasmo

Needs More Gay dissects the highs and lows of gay pop culture with the precision of a dull machete.


  1. Jenner is a trans icon and a role model for conservative LGBTQ people. We exist and we matter too.

    • Jenner is herself a homophobic bigot, so, if she’s an icon for you, then you support homophobia.

      She’s also arguably transphobic. Sure, she’s accepting of herself, but she’s shit on a whole lot of other trans people.

      She’s a rather awful human being. If she’s your icon, then what does that say about you?

      • I kind of find your immediate demonizing of OP just as, if not more, worrisome than OPs admittedly controversial views. Instead of asking what about Jenner OP found admirable and trying to understand and debate them, you immediately jumped to insinuating that they were trans and homophobic. You shut down the dialogue before it even started and emphasized division over understanding. That to me seems to create more problems than it solves.

  2. Apparently the Babbadook is an LGBT icon now, so the definition can be pretty loose.

    • Well he is all about coming out of the closet and showing off his funny clothes. Taken out of context, Babadook to gay people is sort of like taking the terror out of homosexuality.

      Until you start turning pages. Then it’s no longer a happy, playful fairy tale.

  3. Yeah I don’t fucking get or understand this American pop culture, it makes less and less sense, All American Modern Culture (USA) culture is completely nonsensical to the core.

  4. And the gray area and world tolerance makes this Mother Earth and human nature confused and indescribable and super-weird, I’m telling you, no Human Being (Homo-Sapien) can tolerate everyone and everything because human nature is limited and balanced and should be normally balanced and limited deep in our souls if anyone believes or not believes we have one in each of us, normal human civilization cannot truly endure and prosper without universal balance, so fuck legal, full-Fed supported and sanctioned LGBTQ rights forever. Everything is wrong and why can’t be right?, Whether by God’s will or not?

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