There was a time when homosexuality was more than just a tad frowned upon in regular society. People were terrified to be discovered to being gay, for fear that they would lose their livelihoods and disowned from their families. While times are still tough for homosexuals all around the world, it seems like there is a lot more acceptance than there once was. When Ellen DeGeneres appeared on her sitcom and came out as a gay woman, the show pretty much imploded and she went through a really dark time in her life. Yet, the world began to evolve and she soon became one of the most successful and celebrated daytime television hosts in America.
While there are some that say that the change in society towards homosexual acceptance is occurring at too slow of a rate, there's no denying that the world has grown leaps and bounds by what it once was. Nowadays, everyone knows at least one homosexual person, whether it's a family member, a coworker, or a friend. Some people claim to have a "gaydar" that allows them to easily spot whether or not someone is homosexual but there are times when even those tactics fail. Test your personality traits and see whether or not you would be considered gay on a "gaydar" and see how spot on these questions are on yourself.
When someone mentions “cats” do you immediately think of the animal or the musical?
The Broadway musical, Cats, ran for quite some time, even though it has been heavily criticized over the years. While there are some that praised the music, dancing, and costumes, there are others that can't even compare it to some of the other stellar productions that have made it on Broadway. When someone mentions “cats” do you immediately think of the animal or the musical?
Which HBO show were you most fond of?
HBO has a long history of churning out some truly unique and ultra-successful programming. It seems like any series that HBO touches turns into television gold. Both Entourage and Sex and the City ran for a number of successful seasons and they both went on to have film adaptations. Which HBO show were you most fond of?
Were you on Team Edward or Team Jacob in the New Moon film?
When the first film in the Twilight series was released, it wasn't clear that Jacob was going to be such a clear rival to Edward in regards to winning over Bella's heart. Yet, each new film showed him transform into a candidate worthy of her love. Were you on Team Edward or Team Jacob in the New Moon film?
Who would you have voted for during Season 8 of American Idol?
Season 8 of American Idol was the final season where Paula Abdul sat as a judge and it also became Kara DioGuardi's first season sitting at the judge's panel. The final two contestants couldn't be more different, with Adam Lambert being far more flamboyant in his look and rocker style. Who would you have voted for during Season 8 of American Idol?
How many Broadway plays and musicals have you seen?
While watching a movie at home or on the big screen can be an enjoyable experience, it really doesn't compare to watching a performance on Broadway. The live acting, the music, and the stage transformations can be a sight to behold. Yet, not everyone is enthusiastic about seeing a play or musical. How many Broadway plays and musicals have you seen?
What Elton John song do you prefer?
Elton John has never been the one to color inside the lines when it comes to his appearance or his over-the-top antics. Yet, he has had a hugely successful music career and is often thought of as a huge ambassador for the LGTBQ community. What Elton John song do you prefer?
Which character do you prefer watching in the X-Men films?
The X-Men story has been told a multitude of times on the big screen, from the early years before the X-Men were ever banded together to the future scenes where Magneto can be seen fighting alongside Professor X. While each character brings a certain something to the story, everyone seems to have their own favorites in regards to the character stories. Which character do you prefer watching in the X-Men films?
Who do you think is the more talented actress/singer?
Both Liza Minnelli and Catherine Zeta-Jones have performed Velma Kelly's infamous number from the Broadway musical, Chicago. Catherine Zeta-Jones starred opposite Renee Zellweger when it was turned into a film on the big screen but some people didn't think that she did the performance justice. Who do you think is the more talented actress/singer?
Which reality series do you prefer?
Reality shows have been heavily criticized over the years but that doesn't diminish the fact that TV audiences can't seem to get enough. While shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians don't exactly help the reality TV show cause, there are other shows that put their own spin on what it means to compete on television. Which reality series do you prefer?
Do you prefer Kristen Stewart with long or short hair?
Kristen Stewart has had a number of different looks over the years, with each stage in her life having a different persona in front of the cameras. While she seemed meek and innocent in Panic Room, she was the perfect brunette beauty in the Twilight film series. She altered her persona once more when she completely chopped off all of her hair. Do you prefer Kristen Stewart with long or short hair?
Did you prefer “McDreamy” or “McSteamy” on Grey’s Anatomy?
Grey's Anatomy started off as a medical drama that had pretty big shoes to fill. People immediately compared it to E.R. when it first aired and it took quite some time for the show to get out from beneath that giant shadow. Did you prefer “McDreamy” or “McSteamy” on Grey’s Anatomy?
Whose songs from the ‘80s do you love the most?
Both Janet Jackson and Madonna have a long and successful career in the music industry that dates back to the 1980s. Each of them had some amazing billboard topping singles from Madonna's "Like a Prayer" to Janet's "What Have You Done for Me Lately." Whose songs from the ‘80s do you love the most?
Which film would you sit down and watch again if it appeared on television?
Both Madonna and Janet Jackson have appeared on the big screen and are considered both music artists and actresses. Yet, they have a very different acting style and a completely different realm of when it comes to the films they have chosen. Which film would you sit down and watch again if it appeared on television?
How do you prefer Lady Gaga?
When Lady Gaga first emerged as a pop star, she seemed like something that no one had ever seen before. She liked to provoke thought with her over-the-top ensembles and saw her personal appearance as part of her art expression. Yet, she didn't keep on with that persona and soon emerged as a much classier version of herself. How do you prefer Lady Gaga?
Who do you prefer as a pop star?
Both Madonna and Britney Spears are thought of as icons in the pop genre, with both of them being heralded for their stellar stage performances. They have even been paired up on a number of occasions to combine their amazing star power and appeal to those that are fans of pop music. Who do you prefer as a pop star?
Can you sing along to any of the songs from The Phantom of the Opera?
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful and celebrated musicals in Broadway history and was even turned into a film on the big screen. Those that have seen the show on the Broadway stage have been known to become completely obsessed with the songs. Can you sing along to any of the songs from The Phantom of the Opera?
Who do you think is more attractive?
When Ben Affleck and Matt Damon first burst onto the scene in Hollywood, people couldn't get enough of their back-story of being best friends that grew up in Boston. Their success didn't cause them to grow apart and they're often photographed together enjoying some laughs at various award shows. Who do you think is more attractive?
Who would you rather hang out with for the day?
Both Beyoncé and Rihanna are hugely successful and celebrated music artists. Yet, they seem to have completely different personalities. While they both put on an amazing stage show, their stage personalities aren't exactly the same when they sit quietly alone in their hotel rooms. Who would you rather hang out with for the day?
Which supermodel do you prefer?
Both Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks are seen as two of the most beautiful supermodels in the world. They have walked the runways of fashion shows all over the world and have appeared on various television shows over the years. While they're both celebrated in their own ways, some people revere one over the other. Which supermodel do you prefer?
Who do you think is more talented?
While both of these music artists shared the spotlight during the same era, they had a completely different style of music. While their songs didn't exactly cater to the exact same demographic, that doesn't mean that they aren't both celebrated as music icons. Who do you think is more talented?
Who would you prefer to watch on stage?
Ever since Mariah Carey was first introduced to the world as a music artist, people began thinking of her as one of the best vocalists in music history. When Ariana Grande emerged, people couldn't help but compare her to the music icon due to her similarly strong vocal abilities. Who would you prefer to watch on stage?
Whose song would you be most likely to recognize on the radio?
Both Donna Summer and Diana Ross are thought of as icons in the music industry, with each of them carrying their own fan base that is utterly passionate about their favorite artist. People consider Donna Summer the Queen of Disco but it's hard to compare her with the glamour of Diana Ross. Whose song would you be most likely to recognize on the radio?
Which Miley Cyrus persona did you prefer?
When the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus started appearing as Hannah Montana, people started talking about how great it was that talent truly ran in the family. She was making quite a name for herself as an actress and performer. Yet, all that changed when she transformed her persona and performed the infamous foam finger routine at the VMAs. Which Miley Cyrus persona did you prefer?
Who was the better Samantha in Bewitched?
The Bewitched television series was hugely popular and ran for an impressive 8 years. The show became iconic in the eyes of TV viewers and was even remade for the big screen, with Nicole Kidman starring as Samantha. While there were some that criticized the film for not living up to the television show but there were others that loved the modern twist to the story. Who was the better Samantha in Bewitched?
If you had the ability to bring back one of these pop icons, who would you choose?
In recent years, it's been astounding to hear about the untimely passing of some of the biggest stars around the world. It seems like every other month, there is a celebrity that has passed long before his or her time. If you had the ability to bring back one of these pop icons, who would you choose?