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cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Well? ;) :tape:

Sally Struthers
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:27 PM
hmm

Capriati or Monica

Ferosh
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Martina Navratilova, end of story.

SAEKeithSerena
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Serena Williams without a doubt. she is very outspoken about her support for EVERYONE, and i know a lot of gay males look up to her and are friends with her.

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
I think it's a race between Serena and Monica. I don't know why I voted for Monica though. :shrug: Serena probably has more "gay icon" qualities.

Brooklyn90
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Martina Navratilova

MH0861
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Mary Pierce or Serena.. the tour "divas".

IceHock
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
uhhhh,probably Amelie Mauresmo??

Perfection
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:32 PM
Anna Kournikova, for sure.

Gays love beautiful, fabulous famed celebrities.

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Mary Pierce or Serena.. the tour "divas".

Yeah, I think it's

1. Serena
2. Mary
3. Monica

:lol:

deep bass
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Martina Navratilova

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Anna Kournikova, for sure.

Gays love beautiful, fabulous famed celebrities.

There is just something about Anna that's not "gay icon". :shrug:

borisy
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Anna is too much "lads magazine" type to be a gay icon.

Perfection
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Well I just know that I'm gay and Anna Kournikova is like, my life... and there are over 500 members in my local "Gays Love Anna Kournikova Club".. never heard the same for Serena or Martina N!! :rolleyes:

Rachel_
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Monica seles

!<blocparty>!
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Navratilova? Please. :tape: She's old and fug.

Seles or Kournikova pre anorexia. :worship:

LH2HBH
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Martina Navratilova is definitely the biggest gay icon here. Not just because she is gay but to gay women out there - believe me, she's huge.

This is a tough poll because when you think of gay icon you think of a fabulous female diva for gay men to worship and Navratilova is definitely a gay icon for lesbians.

Even though she is a "Type 2" gay icon I still think she takes the cake over this list and any other tennis players I can think of.

I would say next the Williams sisters because they ARE fabulous and they have a great hard luck story and they are both divas.

I would say Anna Kournikova NO, even though I like her I can tell she is the kind of girl that would HATE me as I would be seen as a threat to her fabulousness. ....and probably a threat to her boyfriend :tape:

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Anna is too much "lads magazine" type to be a gay icon.

Agreed. I also don't think she is at Paris' level yet. :p

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Navratilova? Please. :tape: She's old and fug.

Seles or Kournikova pre anorexia. :worship:

:haha: She is definitely out of place on that poll, but I felt I had to include her. But she is winning apparently.

Sally Struthers
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:42 PM
This is not "who's the biggest gay." It's "who's the biggest gay icon." :lol:

Perfection
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Just because someone is gay themselves doesn't make them a gay icon.. :rolleyes: Dumb WTAworlders.

Cher & Kylie & Madonna are all straight, and they are much more of a gay icon because of the fact that they're FABULOUS, not gay.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:45 PM
:haha: She is definitely out of place on that poll, but I felt I had to include her. But she is winning apparently.

Definitions of gay icon on the Web:

A gay icon is a popular culture entertainer, usually a woman, who has a significant following among the gay community, particularly among gay men. The term dykon (dyke icon) is sometimes used in reference to gay icons that appeal primarily to lesbians.

She has a gay following? She's not that popular on here, is she? :unsure: Only with like, tennislover.

LH2HBH
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:45 PM
I played on a gay tennis league and I can tell you all the lesbians WORSHIPPED Navratilova. They even tried to emulate her.

Imagine a tennis club where all the women played with a one-handed backhand and served and volleyed and all the men had two-handers and played baseline tennis!!!! :lol:

mirzalover
Jul 7th, 2006, 11:45 PM
why are peolpe saying monica

i mean i understand serena she a diva along with mary and anna kournakova like the paris hilton of tennis famous for being famous for basically nothing but what did monica do

LH2HBH
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Maybe Justine Henin-Hardenne for being married to Pierre :tape:

tennisIlove09
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Anna Serena Venus

mapaliey
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Maybe Justine Henin-Hardenne for being married to Pierre :tape:


is pierre have another job ?

Mark43
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:46 AM
Okay, who the hell is Maureen Drake?

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:56 AM
She has a gay following? She's not that popular on here, is she? :unsure: Only with like, tennislover.

Well, she is popular with gay men. :shrug: As you can see, she is winning. :shrug:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:58 AM
Okay, who the hell is Maureen Drake?

http://sports.orange.fr/fr/tennis/images/fiches/drakemaureen.jpg


;)

I should've probably put J-Cap on there.

Shenanigans
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:59 AM
I am surprised more gay men don't like Mary Pierce, she has all that Drama with the hair in between points, walking around the court with her head in the air, like she is the queen.

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Oh, as for Justine... she is Pierre-Yves' gay icon.

Perfection
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:01 AM
:worship: Maureen :haha: She is so fun.

Martian Jeza
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:02 AM
He isn't a player but well husband of a player : Pierre-Yves Hardenne.

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:07 AM
:worship: Maureen :haha: She is so fun.

I can't find any good pictures of her outfits. :(

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:07 AM
If we're talking about this board, probably Amy Frazier...and that's surprising because she's not flamboyantly out there/fabulous. I can't really explain it, but I'm a fan and seemingly every gay man on this board is a fans of hers as well.

If we're talking about the international public, probably Serena and Martina.

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:13 AM
If we're talking about this board, probably Amy Frazier...and that's surprising because she's not flamboyantly out there/fabulous. I can't really explain it, but I'm a fan and seemingly every gay man on this board is a fans of hers as well..

3 reasons

1) She keeps plugging away at it
2) Her sunscreen and visor
3) Her racquets from the 1980s

;)

and she seems really, really nice - though I'm not sure how that would make her a gay icon. But I guess she seems like a great hag fag. :o

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:21 AM
I'm a gay guy myself, but I'm not a fan of divas. :p Unless you could call Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco "divas." :lol:

Joni Mitchell definitely is!

*JR*
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:38 AM
Lisa Raymond. :p

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Lisa Raymond. :p

Explain please. ;)

hingisGOAT
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:45 AM
Monica? Serena? WTH? :haha: some people just say their faves :shrug:

the only ones that can compete are nav, kournikova, and i haven't read every post but has nobody mentioned billie jean king?

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:47 AM
Monica? Serena? WTH? :haha: some people just say their faves :shrug:

I agree, and that's kind of unfortunate. But I think Monica and Serena belong on this poll. I don't think BJK has such a huge following. :shrug:

*JR*
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Explain please. ;)
I lived about a mile from Lisa in the early 90's. Though she was mostly away @ college, when she wasn't there was reputed 2B a lot of female "traffic" coming and going there. ;)

LoveFifteen
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:58 AM
I am surprised more gay men don't like Mary Pierce, she has all that Drama with the hair in between points, walking around the court with her head in the air, like she is the queen.

We like people who are eager to begin servicing! Not people who seem to have existential crises every time they prepare to serve.

dreamgoddess099
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Are we talking gay men or lesbians? I doubt many players would be popular with both.
That said, Navi and Billie Jean are the epitome of lesbian icons. Serena has a much bigger straight male following than gay male following, in fact I haven't seen many gay males followers of Serena at all.

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:16 AM
Are we talking gay men or lesbians? I doubt many players would be popular with both.

I kinda intended to mean "gay men". I would think Navratilova is popular among gay men as well.

LoveFifteen
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:18 AM
I haven't seen many gay males followers of Serena at all.

:secret: They're on the DL. :angel:

Andy.
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:39 AM
How is Mary Pierce is a gay icon, i have never heard that before

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:47 AM
How is Mary Pierce is a gay icon, i have never heard that before

So why did you vote for her? :confused:

Stamp Paid
Jul 8th, 2006, 02:59 AM
No Venus?! :tape:

Seles then :angel:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:00 AM
No Venus?! :tape:

I don't think Venus is as much of a gay icon as Serena. :p

Ferosh
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:01 AM
I guess nelly queens would consider Monica a gay icon because she is a survivor. :)

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:02 AM
I guess nelly queens would consider Monica a gay icon because she is a survivor. :)

Why just nelly queens? :shrug:

Ferosh
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:07 AM
Why just nelly queens? :shrug:

I think Monica is great and all, but no way in hell is she a gay icon. Just my opinion though.

Ferosh
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:08 AM
Anna Kournikova, for sure.

Gays love beautiful, fabulous famed celebrities.

Not all of them.

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:10 AM
I think Monica is great and all, but no way in hell is she a gay icon. Just my opinion though.

She is Jan-Michael Gambill's idol. ;)

Marcus Jordan
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Roger Federer :nerner:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:11 AM
Roger Federer :nerner:

:confused:

BTW, Diva Jankovic is surely getting there. ;)

Ferosh
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:14 AM
She is Jan-Michael Gambill's idol. ;)

Like I said, nelly queens. :tape:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Like I said, nelly queens. :tape:

Yes. :o

Ferosh
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:18 AM
Navratilova? Please. :tape: She's old and fug.

Seles or Kournikova pre anorexia. :worship:

You're right Tim, she is old, but she stands for so much to the part of the gay community that does not relish materialism and fabulousness. She's outspoken in social issues that affect they gay community to this day. I would much rather look up to a gay athlete who has actually done something for the community than at someone who wears nice clothes and shit.

Drake1980
Jul 8th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Maureen!!:banana:

égalité
Jul 8th, 2006, 06:14 AM
I don't like the diva type. GIVE ME AMY FRAZIER! :hearts:

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:06 AM
kim :hearts:

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:06 AM
:haha:

dreamgoddess099
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:09 AM
:secret: They're on the DL. :angel:

Dean's List?

CooCooCachoo
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Hingis.

There is no way Navratilova can be it. Many gays dislike her.

A'DAM
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:34 AM
B.J.King :worship:

Billy Moonshine
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:41 AM
Pierce.
She is just fabulous and a drama queen. She is very popular with all the gay men I hang out with for her entertainment value.

Talula
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Not Navratlova for gay men.

Monica - the drama queen!

pav
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Xena Warrior Princess

Carmen Mairena
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Stevenson is my biggest icon!!! :haha: :rolls: :haha:

LefandePatty
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Jelena Dokic

Martian Jeza
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Hingis.

There is no way Navratilova can be it. Many gays dislike her.


:eek: :bolt:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Navratilova has a huge lead. :bigcry:

^bibi^
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:03 PM
none of them ? :shrug:

cellophane
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:12 PM
none of them ? :shrug:

Spoiler. :p

Xena Warrior Princess

Is Bepa a gay icon? :eek:

dreamgoddess099
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:49 PM
Xena Warrior Princess

:haha: For a supposed lesbian, that Xena sure slept with a lot of men.

SilK
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Kournikova. :D We love her...

Poova
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Monica :d :d :d

!<blocparty>!
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:10 PM
You're right Tim, she is old, but she stands for so much to the part of the gay community that does not relish materialism and fabulousness. She's outspoken in social issues that affect they gay community to this day. I would much rather look up to a gay athlete who has actually done something for the community than at someone who wears nice clothes and shit.

I'm not being funny but what exactly has she done for the gay community?

I'd much rather look up to someone who wears nice clothes and shit. And so should you! :help::tape:;)

mila_mail
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:25 PM
i can dare to say it will not be serena!!!

ezekiel
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Sharapova, with those big wide shoulders and flat curves , and let's not forget that deep voice either :)

cellophane
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:24 AM
This thread was gone too quickly because of the final. :mad: Martina is winning. :mad:

tennislover
Jul 10th, 2006, 07:19 AM
Definitions of gay icon on the Web:

A gay icon is a popular culture entertainer, usually a woman, who has a significant following among the gay community, particularly among gay men. The term dykon (dyke icon) is sometimes used in reference to gay icons that appeal primarily to lesbians.

She has a gay following? She's not that popular on here, is she? :unsure: Only with like, tennislover.

dear, martina is still popular through the universe........ :fiery:

tennislover
Jul 10th, 2006, 07:22 AM
serena a gay icon???????

what has Serena to do with gays? :scratch:

Serena is clearly the wtaworld.com bitches icon! :haha:

cellophane
Feb 24th, 2007, 01:58 PM
I really should have put Jelena on the poll.

jazzfuzion
Feb 24th, 2007, 02:06 PM
i lurrrrrveee mary and i voted for her,but not on the list?
jennifer,amelie.the larger than life characters!