The Gay Journal Survey Part 2. Everything Music!  

Survey Results

The Gay Journal Survey Part 1 Results
Thank you to everyone who completed and shared The Gay Journal Survey

Part 1.
Forty people took the survey. These responses were collected over 1 week. The most skipped questions were “favorite play with an LGBTQ protagonist” and “favorite LGBTQ book”.

  1. Who is the most important historical LGBTQ figure?
    Harvey Milk, Oscar Wilde, Harvey Milk, Marsha P Johnson, Susan B Anthony, Marsha P Johnson, MJJohnson, skipped, Barney Frank, Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk/Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk, Milk, Milk, Alan
    Turing, Bayard Rustin, Colette, H Milk, Marsha P Johnson, H Milk, James Baldwin, Marsha P Johnson, H Milk, Harvey Milk/Joan of Arc, Tchaikovsky, H Milk, Martha P. Johnson, H Milk, Marsha P Johnson, Bayard Rustin, James Baldwin, Baron Fredrich von Steuben, Marsha P Johnson, Sappho, Audre Lorde, H Milk, H Milk, Eleanor Roosevelt, H Milk, Walt Whitman.

    Totals: Harvey Milk=16. Marsha P Johnson=8. Bayard Rustin=3.

  2. Who is the most relevant contemporary LGBTQ figure?
    RuPaul, Pete Buttigieg, Billy Porter/Indya Moore, Rachel Maddow, Brian Sims, Gary, Mayor Pete, Steve Libby, all of them, Dr. Rachel Levine, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, Pete B, Billy Porter, Pete B,
    Ellen DeGeneres, Elliot Page, Ellen, Mayor Pete, Anderson Cooper, Mayor Pete, Billy Porter, Mayor Pete, Anderson Cooper, Mayor Pete, RuPaul, Mayor Pete, Mayor Pete, Laverne Cox, Brian Sims, skipped,
    Mayor Pete, Billy Porter, Rachel Levine, Mayor Pete, Janelle Monae, Ellen, Mayor Pete, Mayor Pete, Larry Kramer.

    Totals: Mayor Pete=14. Billy Porter=4. Ellen DeGeneres=3 Anderson Cooper=3.

  3. What was the most significant historical LGBT event?
    Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Marriage Equality, skipped, Stonewall, Stonewall, everytime rights are granted, Marriage Equality, Milk, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall/Marriage Equality, Marriage Equality, AIDS, Marriage Equality, Stonewall, Marriage Equality, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Marriage Equality, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall, Marriage Equality, Marriage Equality, skipped.

    Totals: Stonewall=26. Marriage Equality=9.

  4. What was the first LGBTQ film you saw?
    Paris is Burning, Boys in the Band, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Paris is Burning, Fried Green Tomatoes, North Sea Texas, Brokeback Mountain, Milk, skipped, La Cage Au Folles, Bound, skipped, Victor/Victoria,
    Making Love, Trick, Latter Days, Brokeback Mountain, Brokeback Mountain, Love Simon, The Hunger, Cabaret/Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Brokeback Mountain, Consenting Adult, Norman is That You,
    Jeffery, My Beautiful Laundrette, Trick, Tales of the City, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Milk, ABC afterschool special, Making Love, Brokeback Mountain, The Children’s Hour, Personal
    Best, The Wedding Banquet, Personal Best, Personal Best, Torch Song Trilogy, Go Fish.

    Totals: Brokeback Mountain=5. Personal Best=3. Making Love, Paris is Burning, Milk,Trick=2.

  5. What is your favorite TV show with a recurring LGBT character?
    Will & Grace, W&G, Pose, Pose, Pose, Steven Universe, Schitt’s Creek, Game of Thrones, W&G, Glee/The Expanse, Modern Family, skipped, Soap, skipped, Queer as Folk, W&G, Sex Education, QAF, Schitt’s Creek, skipped, Schitt’s Creek, Pose, no tv, dont watch tv, Walking Dead, Schitt’s Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CNN, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pose, Schitt’s Creek, W&G, Modern Family, Queer Eye, Ellen, New Tales of the City, Schitt’s Creek, Pose, skipped, Modern Family.

    Totals: Schitt’s Creek=6 Pose=6. Will & Grace=5. Modern Family=3. Queer as Folk=2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer=2.

  6. What is your favorite play with an LGBTQ protagonist?
    The Color Purple, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, Angels in America, Fun Home, Rent, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, skipped, La Cage Au Folles, Kinky Boots, Rent, skipped, skipped, skipped, The Children’s Hour, Choir Boy, The Normal Heart, skipped, skipped, Boys in the Band, Rent, Torch Song Trilogy, Kinky Boots, Rocky Horror Show, skipped, Angels in America, Rent, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Fun Home, The Heidi Chronicles, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Rent, skipped, The Normal Heart.

    Totals: Rent= 5. Kinky Boots, Angels in America, Fun Home, The Normal Heart=2.

  7. Who is your favorite LGBT diva?
    Dame Edna, Lady Gaga, RuPaul, skipped, Adam Lambert, Katya Zamalodchikova, Janet Jackson, RuPaul, Gary Gaugler, RuPaul, Gaga, skipped, James Glass, J-Lo, Cher, Peppermint, RuPaul, Kylie Minogue, RuPaul, skipped, Cher, Dolly Parton/Billy Porter, skipped, skipped, skipped, Laverne Cox, Laverne Cox, Shawn Bausher, Demi Lovato, MJ Rodriguez, skipped, RuPaul, skipped, Wanda Sykes, Dusty Springfield, RuPaul, RuPaul, Meshell Ndegeocello, RuPaul, skipped.

    Totals: RuPaul=9. Laverne Cox, Cher, Lady Gaga=2.

  8. What is your favorite LGBTQ-themed book?
    Bastard Out of Carolina, Magical Thinking, SouthernMost, She’s Not There, Annabel, skipped, Talented Mr. Ripley, Woodland Tombs of Eliantar, skipped, Novels of Vis, Middlesex, skipped, skipped, skipped,
    Velvet Rage, skipped, The Color Purple, skipped, A Dutiful Boy, skipped, Goodbye to Berlin, Call Me By Your Name, Christopher and his Kind, anything by Howard Cruse, Steel Remains, Tales of the City, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Stonewall, Moonlight, Out for Good, Watchman, LOVING, skipped, Tipping the Velvet, Orlando, The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Rubyfruit Jungle, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, skipped, Desert of the Hearts.

    No book received more than 1 mention.

  9. What is your favorite gay anthem (song)?
    Born This Way, Born This Way, I Will Survive, Firework, Me Too, skipped, Born This Way, skipped, anything by Cher, It’s Raining Men, skipped, skipped, Stay, skipped, I am What I am, Born this Way, Closer by Tegan & Sara, Born This Way, Break Free, Free by Ultra Nate, YMCA, I’m Coming Out, Born This Way, skipped, skipped, So Many Men So Little Time, Vogue, I’m Coming Out, Beautiful, I’m Coming Out, 11:11 by Rufus Wainwright, YMCA, Freestyle by Kidd Kenn, Here Come the Lesbians by Meg Christian, I am What I am, I Will Survive, I Will Survive, A Little Respect, Dive Into the Pool, I am What I Am.

    Totals: Born This Way=6. I’m Coming Out, I am What I Am, I Will Survive=3.

  10. Who is your LGBTQ hero?
    Edie Windsor, Harvey Milk, “my husband”, Jenny Boylan, Deadpool, Steve Libby/Tig Notaro, skipped, Steve Libby & Gary/Heather & Laura, Steve Libby, “the older activists that helped make my life easier”, skipped, Gus Kenworthy, skipped, skipped, David Mixner, Bayard Rustin, Wanda Sykes, skipped, Adrian Shanker, skipped, Harvey Milk, Deadpool, Vitto Russo/Evan Wolfson, Howard Cruse, Ringil Eskiath, Anderson Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sylvia Rivera, Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Steve Libby, Edie Windsor, Laura Grace, Francis Perkins, H Milk, Indigo Girls, Billie Jean King, Sara Ramirez, Barack Obama, skipped.

    Totals: Harvey Milk, *Steve Libby=4. Edie Windsor, Deadpool, Bayard Rustin=2.

    *This is hilarious. I’m not sure how my mom is voting from the great beyond, but I really appreciate it!