Bette Midler Talks Gays and Tour

bette midler 2014 2015 tour

In a recent issue of the  Advocate the Divine Miss M talked about the good ole’ gays and what she misses about the  gays gone bye.

“[I miss] the extreme characters you used to see in the Village in the old days,” she said. “You just don’t see them anymore.”

“I really do miss them because there was a feeling I used to get that people were expressing themselves in the most elaborate of ways. 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…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.”

Really?? That’s a good thing Bette?   Blending and mixing in? The loss of gayborhoods?


Bette is touring in 2015 and at most venues,  get a copy of It’s The Girls with every ticket purchased online.