Cher paid tribute to her gay fans at the Attitude Awards on Wednesday (16Oct13). The Believe singer has spent most of her career as a gay icon and was presented with the Legend honour at London's biggest gay awards ceremony. Receiving the prize, she said, "I've always had gay people in my life, since I was about nine years old. I thought gay was a code word for fun. Why am I such a gay icon? I say it's because gay men either love you or don't even notice you're on the planet. You like a strong woman that's having a breakdown constantly, and that certainly has been me."