My Gay Boys Think Beyonce is a Gay Diva!

Buck Strong's picture

Okay: So my boys think that Beyonce is the number 1 diva and Cher is not. I won't tell you what they said about Judy Garland. I had to take them out into the hall and tell them that they should watch their mouths or they will end up with a high heel shoe in their left ear.
How do I help these two lost souls?

Buck

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mrossnyc's picture

Just got back from Vegas

Just got back from Vegas last weekend. Saw Bette. Amazing as always and I'll tell you there's nothing like seeing 22 mermaids in electric wheelchairs spinning around a stage...Saw tons of posters for Cher as well and between Photoshop and her surgeon, she looks great.

BTW, Beyonce is going to be in Vegas for a few days soon and she's got 'DIVA' as part of the number to call for tix. I remembered this post and had to laugh.

rjcb3's picture

Beyonce is no diva. Beyonce

Beyonce is no diva.

Beyonce is a girl.

She might be on her way, but, she's way too young and lacks one of the things that every Diva must have -- experience.

She can sing -- oh, boy, can she sing. She can dance, she can model the latest fashions -- and yes, indeed, she is very beautiful, and so, she has all that going for her, but...

PUH-LEEZE!!!

I did drag in gowns that were older and had more experience than her!!!

...not that I don't love her any less, but DIVA??? She's got a ways to go.

Stand her next to Aretha and ask those poor misunderstanding children "Who's the diva?" Beyonce could answer that one herself!

)O(
Robert

mysterJay's picture

I love Cher, I love Bette, I

I love Cher, I love Bette, I love Judy, I love Grace, I love Dolly, I love Tina.

Saline Dijon needs to retire...
Katy Perry is a pain in my rectum...
Lady Gaga makes me gag gag...

In defense of Beyonce she did say that if she was a boy she would still like boys. I don't think she is a Diva quite yet, more an understudy. One day, with the grace of god or loose marbles, she may become a Diva.

daveballarat's picture

Buck... be careful, When I

Buck... be careful,

When I lived in Singapore there was a gay mens teachers forum... young guys were saying how wonderful it was to be gay and to teach...there was discussion about revealing sexual orientation. One guy was adamant that to come out was fine these days. A few months later it was all over the papers ... and he was kicked out on Ministry of Education... I suppose advise but don't reveal person info.

At every international school I teach the teaching staff work things out ... and so do some of the parents... it isn't in their face, so they don't react...

Bette Middler... wonderful... Cher wonderful ... Katy Perry ... a new diva in the making

Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

Buck Strong's picture

Dave: Thanks for the

Dave: Thanks for the concern. I'm lucky here. My teaching contract specifies that the District cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Also, I teach at an arts school; tons of gay kids. As for personal info. I never tell the kids much. It's fun to watch them guess about your life. It's always funny when they see you at the store, "Mr. Hunnicutt, you shop here?" Ummm, like teachers don't need groceries? LOL.

Buck

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

Aaronknits's picture

Grace Jones can kick all

Grace Jones can kick all their asses (literally). I'm as queer as a three dollar bill but that's my kinda woman!!!

BuduR's picture

Well, she beat up Arnold.

Well, she beat up Arnold.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

twistknit's picture

The thing is with Bette,

The thing is with Bette, Cher,and Judy is that they loved us gays and accepted us when were suppose to be more closeted.
The young kids don't realize just how far things have changed for gays in the last 20 years.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

How true...how true. --

How true...how true. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

mrossnyc's picture

Next time don't give them a

Next time don't give them a warning, just sling the high heel. Then go to the faculty lounge and tell the other teachers what you did.

knittingchemist's picture

I haven't posted anything in

I haven't posted anything in a while, but this thread was too good to miss.

I am a big Beyonce fan - not because she is the greatest singer in the world, but because I enjoy dancing to her music. I can't really see myself dancing to Bette or Cher or Judy or Dolly. I am not saying that you can't; I just can't see myself doing it.

If I were picking my own diva, it would be Tina Turner. She doesn't quite fit the mold of a diva. (Whitney Houston had my vote until her tragic relationship with Bobby Brown.) "Proud Mary" by Ike and Tina still gets me up and moving.

BuduR's picture

OMG, I'm with you on Bette

OMG, I'm with you on Bette and Tina Turner. If I look half as good as Tina does at her age. I'm going to be one happy woman.
Bette is awesome sauce no matter how you look at it. The woman can do it all.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

scottly's picture

Give me Bette Midler over

Give me Bette Midler over all three any day. Ah, The Divine Miss M, she is the ultimate diva!

Thomasknits's picture

Bette Midler is totally my

Bette Midler is totally my favorite! Beaches is totally like my favorite movie of all time too (It came out the year I was born...) Then Celine of course is amazing.
-Thomas

MMario's picture

Thomas said:(It came out

Thomas said:(It came out the year I was born...)
in reference to Beaches....

Do you have to keep mentioning that?

It makes some of us feel old....

AndrewNiehus's picture

This even makes me feel old.

This even makes me feel old. Our little man is probably not even able to drink legally...just like my last girlfriend. My new plan though is to not date anyone that young, it makes going to the bar with them a bit hard. Oh, and I love Bette and Beaches more than I can express. Beaches is the little gay stripe that runs through my psyche.

Thomasknits's picture

Oh I can legally drink...For

Oh I can legally drink...For like 6 months now.
-Thomas

Buck Strong's picture

Celine?....Thom...you

Celine?....Thom...you definitely need to be spanked over that one.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

Thomasknits's picture

I have to stand up for

I have to stand up for Celine. I still think she is amazing. She is one of my favorites (though it is an unpopular opinion to hold). Just not that G-damned song "My heart will go on"...that one sucks. But the music video for "It's all coming back to me now" is divine.
-Thomas

Kerry's picture

Buck I'm with you

Buck I'm with you completely on Celine, she's known around our house as the wailing woman. I'm old enough to have seen Judy perform live, they don't get any better.

fuzzed's picture

She's Beautiful, Damnit!!

She's Beautiful, Damnit!! :)

I have a 1986 cassette of her comedy album, "Mud WILL Be Flung Tonight!" I used to have the whole thing memorized. :)

She's something else...

JDM511's picture

Has to be one of the best

Has to be one of the best comedy albums of all time. I wish I had a copy on CD or better yet a DVD of her with this stuff.

Jim

eyedoc's picture

The only time Beyonce was a

The only time Beyonce was a gay diva was playing Deena Jones and she was no Sheryl Lee Ralph.

steve kadel's picture

i saw sheryl lee ralph take

i saw sheryl lee ralph take a tumble on broadway as deena. full flight of stairs on her entrance.

still, beyonce has chops, but could only be considered a diva in training, or DIT. everyone knows true diva status in addition to supernatural talent, involves tragedy, substance abuse and early death

all i know of love, is love is all there is

New York Built's picture

In order to test this urban

In order to test this urban legend, I conducted a poll, targeting young gay urban men living in Hell's Kitchen and the Theater District of NYC, gay couples with children attending the Professional Children's School for young actors, singers and dancers, and attendees at Oso Oro, a conference and collective of artists who draw and write musclebear erotic graphic novels. The total population was 100.

With an error of plus or minus 3%, when asked, "If Judy Garland, Cher, and Beyonce were at a street intersection, and a taxi was careening toward them, what outcome would you choose?

1. Cher should be put IN the cab, and returned to LA before she launches another farewell tour. 12%
2. Judy would not be in any danger, as she would be saved by all in view. 14%
3. Beyonce would be pushed UNDER the cab. 74%

Raymiew's picture

Dolly Parton could whip

Dolly Parton could whip Cher, Judy, and Beyonce.

I always thought Judy sounded like she was trying to keep her false teeth from slipping out when she sang. :D

BuduR's picture

Do what everyone else does.

Do what everyone else does. Blame the public school system for not teaching them better. Blame the parents for letting them watch MTV, then use the heels. I mean Bouncy Knolls of all people? They might as well have picked Brittney Spears or JLo O.o
Isn't this in the bible, one of the signs of the coming apocalypse?

If they are young guide them, teach them, show them the way. If they are older, well, search their rooms for drugs. If neither of these things work. Take them to a doctor and have them checked for the hereditary bad taste gene.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Lock them in a room with

Lock them in a room with several of Judy's albums piped in over concealed speakers? -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

BuduR's picture

LOL love the video. MWK's

LOL love the video.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American