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Reader Submissions: What Diva Inspires You?

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Why do we love the divas that we love? Is it their struggle, grit, smooth air or fierce attitude? Whatever the reason, our divas carry us through tough times before coming out, all around man troubles and beyond life's surprises. They bring us laughter and joy just when we need reminding that life's troubles can be taken to the runway, the highway, or in Angela Bassett's case, to a can of kerosene.

Michael Montlack's Lambda Literary Award nominated anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them features personal essays of gay writers about the women in their lives who inspired them. What diva inspires you?

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