What Defines A Queer Icon Today?

To be queer is to be an underdog. To be queer is to be an outsider at perpetual odds with the world and its normativity, binaries, and boxes. To be queer is to seek out comfort and validation from observing, admiring, and empathizing with individual stories of personal triumph from fiercely confident, well-known personalities because they’re a reminder that life gets better.

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    Queer, gender-diverse rock band HOMOsapiens accompany Queen Kong on her intergalactic journey, and the entire performance is Auslan interpreted. There is also a relaxed performance for those with sens...
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  • RANKED: The 45 young stars who will one day rule Hollywood
    is nothing short of an icon tailor-made for modern fame. Sivan managed to clamber out of YouTube-exclusive popularity into full-blown pop stardom, harnessing his easy charm and online following to mar...
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  • The year in LGBT national news
    Controversy: Queer Pittsburgh residents were shocked after ... Leitsch dies: Gay-rights icon Dick Leitsch, who led so-called "sip-in" protests during the 1960s, died in New York City on June ...
    01/10/2019 - 2:44 am | View Link
  • The New Celebrity Apprentice 2017 Cast | Contestants
    "Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime's critically acclaimed show "How to Look Good Naked" and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo's breakout hit series "Queer Eye for the Straight ... the s...
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  • The Best Rock Albums of 2018
    Paul’s newly reissued debut is a compact reflection on loss, queer desire ... Look Now is a portrait of an icon holding court. –Evan Minsker Listen: Elvis Costello and the Imposters ...
    12/16/2018 - 5:24 pm | View Link
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  • Queer
    Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar", queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century.
    01/18/2019 - 3:22 am | View Website
  • Gay icon
    Gay icon. A gay icon is a public figure (historical or present) who is embraced by many within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT) communities. Some of the main qualities of a gay icon often include glamour, flamboyance, strength through adversity, and androgyny in presentation.
    01/17/2019 - 12:56 pm | View Website
  • Gay Icons for the New Millennium | Flickr
    This is a new group designed to highlight the gay icons for the new Century. It is time to re-think Marilyn, Bette, Loretta, Joan, etc as the typical gay icon. I am beginning the group by nominating Sally Field as the first “Gay Icon for the New Millennium”.
    01/15/2019 - 10:24 pm | View Website
  • My Top Ten Queer Icons
    To acquire these characteristics, queer people look to their queer icons; celebrities, musicians, and artists that promote a beautiful message of equality, acceptance, and most of all, confidence. When I say the phrase "queer icon," a few probably come to mind already, no matter who you are. So here's a list of my top ten queer icons!
    01/14/2019 - 4:06 pm | View Website
  • NYLON · What Defines A Queer Icon Today?
    I-c-o-n-i-c. To be queer is to be an underdog. To be queer is to be an outsider at perpetual odds with the world and its normativity, binaries, and boxes. To be queer is to seek out comfort and validation from observing, admiring, and empathizing with individual stories of personal triumph from fiercely confident,...
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