because of the name she has and her songs ofcourse
Pushing gender and sexuality equality forward...
Because she has almost single-handedly empowered women, drawn attention to world poverty, fought on behalf of gay men and women, and brought HIV/AIDS out of the closet. She promoted safe sex before it was cool to do so.
She had unique ideas and fashion back in the day. Helped to show being different/unique is a good way to challenge yourself.
She opened my mind and inspired me to think differently to the status quo. Her music and sttitude speak to me and I'm more self assured for it. Love her!
She helped shaped the 1980s and continues to be a strong force in the popular culture.