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    40 People Who Straight People Have No Idea Are Gay Icons

    From Ashley Tisdale on any red carpet from 2004–2006 to the Babadook.

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    1. Laura Dern

    Lauren Dern in a green gown on a red carpet
    Laurent Koffel / Getty Images

    2. Ms. Juicy Baby

    3. The God Warrior

    The God Warrior waving a mini pride flag on the streets of NYC

    4. The Super Nanny


    5. Stacie Orrico

    Stacie Orrico in black flower patterned cardigan on the red carpet
    John Atashian / Getty Images

    6. The Cock Destroyers

    7. Pedro Pascal

    Pedro Pascal in a green button up doing a Zoom interview with Jimmy Fallon
    Nbc / Getty Images

    8. Shrek

    Screen shot of Shrek talking to a solider

    9. Natalya Simonova in the GoldenEye 007 video game

    Screenshot of Natalya Simonova

    10. Princess Peach


    11. The Babadook

    Screen shot of a charcoal sketch of the Babadook
    IFC Films

    12. Nicole Byer

    Nicole Byer sitting at a table with a glass of wine
    CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images

    13. Mr. Clean

    Mr. Clean winking with his arms crossed
    Procter and Gamble

    14. Ina Garten

    Ina Garten sitting in a chair onstage holding a microphone and doing an interview
    Brad Barket / Getty Images

    15. Jessie J...but only when she is singing with water in her mouth

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    16. Lisa Kudrow

    Lisa Kudrow at an awards show wearing a pink suit
    Kurt Krieger - Corbis / Getty Images

    17. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

    Photo of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson shaking hands
    Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

    18. Mulan

    Screenshot of Mulan from the movie

    19. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum wearing a grey suit and black shirt
    Foc Kan / WireImage / Getty Images

    20. Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Screenshot of Salem the black cat with "sometimes I just like to hear myself talk" written underneath him
    Disney / ABC

    21. Peppa Pig

    Photo of a Peppa at a cricket event
    The India Today Group / The India Today Group via Getty

    22. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett on a red carpet
    Kurt Krieger - Corbis / Getty Images

    23. Tinashe

    Tinashe outside a club in a bustier top and fringe white cowboy jeans
    Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images / Getty Images

    24. Normani

    Normani on a red carpet with a red top and long black leather opera gloves
    Jerritt Clark / Getty Images

    25. Maluma

    Maluma on a red carpet in a double-breasted red suit
    Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

    26. Alexis from Schitt's Creek

    Screenshot of Alexis smiling
    POP, CBC Television

    27. Tamar Braxton

    Tamar in a black dress with her hand on her hips
    Johnny Louis / Getty Images

    28. Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae on stage signing wearing all red
    Shirlaine Forrest / WireImage / Getty Images

    29. Kacey Musgraves

    Kacey at a even wearing a gold suit
    John Lamparski / Getty Images

    30. Sharpay

    Screenshot of Sharpay in front her locker looking shocked

    31. Ashley Tisdale on any red carpet from 2004–2006

    Ashley on a red carpet wearing lots of 2000s trends all at once
    Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

    32. The Green M&M

    33. Pennywise

    Pennywise holding a balloon looking evil
    Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

    34. The hot animated dad from the Pixar movie

    Screenshot of the dad from Inside Out

    35. Wendy Williams

    Wendy Williams in a bright orange pink jacket sitting alone in the audience of her show with headphones on
    Bravo / Getty Images

    36. Kelly Rowland

    Kelly Rowland smiling wearing a silver blazer
    Brian Zak / Getty Images

    37. The Grinch

    A graffiti drawing of the Grinch on a wall
    Adam Berry / Getty Images

    38. Tina Knowles-Lawson

    Tina Knowles at event wearing a black suit
    Prince Williams / WireImage / Getty Images

    39. Catwoman in Batman Returns

    Warner Bros.

    40. And maybe Tara Reid

    So apparently I’m a ‘gay icon’ FYI that’s a HUGE compliment #LGBTQIA #lgbt #LGBTQIA2021 #lgbtqi #gayicon #TaraReid 🙏🏽💜