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Bette Midler on Gay Culture

November 20th, 2014

“It used to be the love that dare not speak its name and now it’s the love that won’t shut the f__k up,” – Bette Midler.

The Divine Miss M’s love quote and more are in a new Bette Midler interview posted on The Advocate website. Other comments on Gay Culture include the following.

“Now the [gay community] has kind of gone mainstream. It’s sort of ordinary now, and a little bit of the specialness has rubbed away.”

“It used to be the love that dare not speak its name and now it’s the love that won’t shut the fuck up,” she jokes, stopping to let out a long laugh before adding, “but seriously, the great thing about the gay revolution is that it has become ordinary and I’m happy to see how far it’s come and to see the community be more at peace with itself and, I want to say, more homogenized. Even being considered a gay icon — which was something that used to be whispered and bandied about — has become sort of mainstream, and that’s a good thing.”

Click here to view/download a print copy of The Advocate interview.

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