18 Sep Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show. CBS via Getty. In the s, the gayest thing on the air was Mel (pictured: left), the extremely mannered and imperious TV producer on Van Dyke's hit sitcom. Bald and bespectacled Richard Deacon played the part with a noticeably swishy demeanor. He went on to. 16 Oct Today, the year-old has shed the feminine image of her past in favor of living a more authentic life as her true self, rocking short, blonde hair and a more stereotypically masculine style. In , after months of media speculation, Charice came out as a lesbian and is currently in a committed relationship. 2 Nov I thought the term “Dyke” was offensive when I first entered gay-land, but apparently it's the lady-lover's “N Word.” Now I'm . Tall, slim, with perfectly styled , short platinum blonde hair, she was wearing a loose, cap sleeved Metallica top and I don't think she'd ever had to buy her own drink in her whole life.