Pic of the Day: Cher With Her Son, Chaz, at the GLAAD Awards
By Out.com Editors
Despite the stereotype that all gay men love Cher, it's hard for us to deny her enduring appeal. Ever since the burst onto the scene with partner Sonny in the mid-60s, her flamboyant, mannered persona was so authentic and unique that it became damn near impossible to resist her spell. Since then, she's effortlessly slipped from medium to medium, gracing screens small and large and proving herself a consummate singer, dancer, actress, and all-around performer—and she has an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and three Golden Globes to prove it. And while her ultra-outlandish, mold-shattering sense of style has earned her a special place in our hearts, it was when she candidly shared her conflicted, complex journey as a mother dealing with a transgendered child (daughter Chastity Bono underwent reassignment surgery, and now lives as a male, Chaz) that proved the diva deserves a place in the pantheon of gay icons. This weekend, Chaz was awarded the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from GLAAD, and his mother was there to present the award. That is amazing, beautiful, and all sorts of touching, but perhaps the frosting on this delicious cake is that Cher presented said award wearing a vast afro wig (well, we think it's a wig). I mean, Cher honoring her son is one thing, but Cher stealing the focus with her hairpiece reminds us that once a diva, always a diva.