Happy and gay!

Apr 25, 2012, 07:19 IST | Special Features

Welcome the newest entrant on the gay icon stage! Adele, the British pop singer has recently earned herself this title in a survey conducted by a radio station.

CS gives you some trivia on other gay icons:

>> Kylie Minogue has performed at a number of gay venues, after she acknowledged her status as a gay icon in 1988.

>> After playing a straight man pretending to be gay in Dostana, Abhishek Bachchan was voted a gay icon in a national survey. “It’s a matter of great pride that I’m their icon,” he was quoted.

>> The credit for Oprah Winfrey earning herself the title of gay icon goes to her talk show that did much to highlight the issues faced by the community. Her talk show had an openly gay host.

>> In 2011, Hrithik Roshan was voted a gay icon by a website. Apparently, he is amongst the top ten most kissed celebrities at Madame Tussauds in London, and most of these kisses happen to come from men.

>> In December 2011, Sir Elton John was voted the top gay icon of all times. The 62-year-old Grammy-winning pop star is married to his long term lover David Furnish.

>> Imran Khan, who has been a supporter of gay rights, was the first actor in India to feature on the cover of a magazine for the gay community in 2011. “It’s flattering to be called a gay icon,” said Imran at the time. 

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