Pope Benedict Speaks Through Italian “Gay Icon” Serra Yilmaz


Pope Benedict XVI, who has never been shy about condemning homosexuality or gay marriage, might be interested to know that the translator spreading his message of tolerance to Turkey and its Muslim community is an actress who is considered a “gay icon” in Italy.

Serra Yilmaz, seen here attending to his holiness and Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, has appeared in a number of films with gay themes, including His Secret Life and Harem Suare, according to Pink News.

Perhaps Yilmaz could educate Benedict about the “secret life” of some of his priests.

In related news (via Daily Dish), the Pope shows off a few of his fashion statements.


  1. Bryce says

    It would have been nice if this Gay Icon had interpreted his words competely wrong to promote gay rights. :o)

  2. sam says

    Most drag queens would take one look at his wardrobe and say “too much.”

    The little red cowboy hat is kind of cute, though.

  3. patrick nyc says

    The best are the ruby red Prada slippers. He is such a queen. Has anyone noticed how he looks like Uncle Fester from the Addams Family? Just with a white wig and brighter drag.

  4. Fred says

    Isn’t that just a little too cute. The next time a catholic condems ME for being gay I’ll whip out that photo…

  5. ggreen says

    Fabulous cape and Pradas but what about the rule “no white dresses after Labor Day”? And I know she’s wearing colored hose under that thing the tacky catholic

  6. Jonathon says

    This pope certainly loves to dress up!! I don’t recall John Paul II wearing the same garb as Beenadick. JPII usually wore a more simple white outfit.

  7. Mike_in_Lancaster says

    I saw a pope nutcracker in the Christmas department at Neiman Marcus (white robe, miter, etc… maybe not THE pope, perhaps “St. Nicholas”, but very pope-like nevertheless) and I couldn’t help thinking that I thought there were rules about the pope having nuts in his mouth.

  8. jimmyboyo says


    LOL I almost fell out of my chair when i read what you posted

    Patrick NYC

    Yeah…those red prada shoes that he/she insists on always wearing and ONLY gucci sunglasses. John Paul would be ashamed, and if a man named jesus ever even existed he would throw up. “Blessed are the poor for they shall inherit the (fairytale) kingdom of god”

  9. James Poppinga says

    Again I say, doesn’t the pope look like the evil emperor from Star Wars. Put a hood on this outfit and see what you get.

  10. says

    No wonder he rails on gays so much. He just can’t stand being shown up on the runway by some other queen.

    btw, that movie His Secret Life is such a good movie. I rented it on a whim from Netflix (Netflix btw has a really good gay movie supply) and loved it.

  11. frank cantu says

    Homosexuales can’t reproduce so they have to recruit…so what does that tells you? Ans: they all shoot blanks?

  12. resurrect says

    Great photo – so surreal. Almost worthy of inclusion in a Mathew Barney exhibit as it captures the intersection of power, tradition and sexuality in all its fucked up-ness.