The phrase "gay icon" gets tossed around a lot, but why is it that some figures amass more of a gay audience? Welcome to Gay Iconography, a feature where we present a proposed iconic figure or character and then ask you to weigh in with your thoughts.
While one could call many (or even most) of the gay icons we've discussed "divisive," few inspire the same kind of love or hate response as Kathy Griffin. The sitcom, reality and stand-up comedy star has been a vocal supporter of LGBT issues and her outspoken, celebrity-heavy routine has been embraced by (many in) the gay community.
Though bawdy and brassy is right up some folks' alleys, Griffins' loudmouth persona rubs some folks the wrong way. Her caustic Hollywood takedowns may be beloved by the Bravo-set, it's earned her a fair share of detractors, as well.
Have a laugh with some classic Kathy moments (or proceed directly to the comment to vent your disdain), AFTER THE JUMP …