Kylie Minogue opens up about the moment she realised she was a gay icon
Pop icon Kylie Minogue has revealed the moment when she realised she was a gay icon – when she ended up at a Kylie themed night in a gay bar.
Many of us can be found dancing away to a Kylie Minogue hit in 2018, especially to her recent comeback album, but Minogue has been a darling of the LGBT community since the 80’s.
The Australian singer became aware of the love the LGBT community has for her in the late 80’s, following her debut album and role on several sitcoms including Neighbours.
In an interview with Billboard, Minogue was asked when she knew she was a gay icon, which she replied: “It happened without me knowing it.”
The singer then recalled the night where she ended up at a gay bar in Sydney after someone suggested that she go to an iconic gay bar.
The Albury, one of Sydney’s main gay bars in the 80’s, was known to be hosting a night themed after Minogue that evening.
Minogue said: “I was in the car, my manager was in the car with me along with a couple other people, and someone said ‘there’s Kylie Night at the Albury tonight.’
“And I was like ‘What?!’ I’d never heard of a Kylie Night, but I said ‘We should go! We should go!’
She added: “There weren’t that many versions of me then, I’m talking 1989 or ’90. Now there’s tons of them – choose a look.”
Minogue has now given us multiple iconic looks, and the last three decades of the singer’s career has certainly cemented her as a gay icon.
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