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What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Gay Icon’?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tom Mack.

With the process of coming out to my close friends and select members of my family came my developing interest in ‘gay culture’. So I decided to research the topic of gay icons.

The definition of a gay icon is ‘a historical figure, celebrity or public figure who is embraced by many within gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities’.

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