After attending a drag show for the first time, I was struck by the richness of this glamour oriented culture. I took a minute to actually look at the faux queens and deconstruct their main components. The recipe for an iconic queen: 1- Flamboyant name 2- Fierce persona 3- Defining […]
A guest blog by Kevin Kimber about Panti Bliss’s noble call. Gay and Homophobic? I have been, and sometimes I still am. I was made aware of the brouhaha surrounding Ireland’s famous drag queen, Panti Bliss, by a friend of mine and am amazed that the story hadn’t reached further […]
On Saturday 20 July, he’ll be headlining The Manhattan Project with a set inspired by Studio 54. After cutting his teeth as a clubber at seminal late 80’s London clubs such as Taboo, Sacrosanct and the Mud Club, Jon’s career on the other side of the decks started in 1991. […]
We’re developing a profile piece on Lady Gaga and are looking for superfans to interview. We’ll be focussing on her role as an ambassador for the LGBT community and looking at her body of work. If you have something to say about Mother Monster and how she has affected your […]
This Wednesday’s midweek guilty ‘pleasure’ comes in the shape of a French Canadian, singing a dance version of a track written for Roy Orbison in 1987 and made famous by Cyndi Lauper in 1989. Celine Dion’s version of I Drove All Night brings sinister meaning to the lyrics. Please note, […]
Happy Valentines Day! Whether you are marking today with a partner, a friend, a pizza or your cat, remember, LGBTicons loves you very much. To show our appreciation, we’ve dug out an old clip of Kylie Minogue performing Love At First Sight. Enjoy!
Yes. We went there. We know. We’re supposed to focus on LGBT issues, news and celebrate people of achievement and champions of the community. We get it. But really…This. Is. Awesome. It’s a rare glimpse at the making of Madonna’s iconic Vogue video with outtakes. Enjoy!
“Lots of businesses have been really keen on flying the rainbow flag to mark the start of LGBT history month and show that the county is a safe and inclusive place for an often non-visible minority such as LGBT communities”. We love people with a bit of get up and […]
It’s LGBT History Month in the UK, and we, along with a shed load of our friends are changing our avatars on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace (because it’s 2004) and Bebo (cough) to a rainbow flag to mark the occasion. Why don’t you join us. Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month […]
We were lucky enough to catch everyones favourite Drop Dead Diva Margaret Cho in Edinburgh two years ago with her brilliant show Cho Dependent. The show has been turned into a live album and not surprisingly (to us at least) it’s been nominated for a Grammy. To celebrate, she’s giving […]