Elton John and Judy Garland Named Top Gay Icons of All Time

December 10, 2009 By:
Elton John and Judy Garland Named Top Gay Icons of All Time

Sir Elton John has been named the top male gay icon of all time, while the late actress Judy Garland was named the most iconic female.

The male list was predominantly made up of gay men including Sir Elton John and George Michael but everyone's favorite footballer David Beckham also made the list.

Meanwhile, the female list was full of glamorous female stars – including singers Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Cher.

A spokesperson from www.OnePoll.com, who commissioned the survey of over 5,000 gay men and women, said: “Interestingly only one of the men in the top 10 list of male celebrity gay icons isn’t gay – David Beckham. And yet most of the women put on a pedestal by the gay community are straight.

“It just shows that to advocate a certain way of living, you don’t have to live the lifestyle but simply be more accepting of those around you.”

Check out the top ten male and female gay icons of all time below:

Top Ten Male Celebrity Gay Icons of All Time:

1. Elton John

2. Freddie Mercury

3. Stephen Fry

4. George Michael

5. Oscar Wilde

6. Will Young

7. Alan Carr

8. Paul O’Grady

9. Boy George

10. David Beckham

Top Ten Female Celebrity Gay Icons:

1. Judy Garland

2. Kylie Minogue

3. Madonna

4. Cher

5. Liza Minnelli

6. Marilyn Monroe

7. Shirley Bassey

8. Lily Savage

9. Dusty Springfield
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10. Barbra Streisand