2007). Although Freddie Mercury never revealed his sexuality publicly 59 (even when events made it seem inevitable 60 he often "playfully alluded to his queerness with his flamboyant, high-camp stage antics according to Gay Star News. She has declared in interviews that some of her best friends are gay and that she adores gay people and refers to herself as "the biggest gay icon of all times." 232 She also has been"d in television interviews in the early 1990s. Queer Voices (Aug 21, 2013). Retrieved July 18, 2009. Januszczak, Waldemar (November 17, 1996). 88 Guilbert writes that gay icons "usually belong to one or the other of two types of female stars: either the very vulnerable or suicidal star, or the strong idol whom nobody or nothing resists, like Madonna." 88 According to Madonna: An Intimate Biography, the. "David Bowie: An Icon for All Music Generations". Her dance/electro style, called "Pop Kosmic" is very popular in France and Russia especially in the gay community where she is considered as a true icon. "Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic". McCracken, Brett (November 26, 2008). James Dean was an early lesbian icon who, along with Marlon black escort gay paris escort gay lille Brando, influenced the butch look and self-image in the 1950s and after. Pop band Alaska y Dinarama is one example. "Village People Gay Icons".