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Jane Lynch

“If there’s anything wrong with me, it has nothing to do with my orientation. I’ve got a lot of flaws. But being gay isn’t one of them.” Writer, actress, and comedian Jane Lynch is a slim six-feet-tall and usually wears her blonde hair cropped in a pixie cut. Born in […]

Billy Lucas

Billy Lucas was a teenager who didn’t quite fit in. His classmates said he was bullied for being different. The 15-year-old never told anyone he was gay but students at Greensburg High School thought he was and so they picked on him. “People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like […]

Clare Balding

“Lots of women don’t realise that they’re gay until they’re grown up. Particularly if they’re all doing the same thing, which is essentially looking for a husband. To go down the motorway and get off at a junction that isn’t marked, or to go against the traffic, is a difficult […]

Dan Savage

“I think the worst and perhaps most damaging advice I ever gave was to Jake Shears who I met when he was 15 years old and he asked if he should come out to his parents and he described what was going on and who they were and what you […]

Tom Spanbauer

“When the words one believes to be the truth about oneself are actually written, they take on a power that is no longer exclusively controlled by the writer. The spin that could be applied when the ideas were merely in a person’s mind or coming out of a person’s mouth […]

Larry Kramer

  “Every treatment for HIV/AIDS exists because gay activists, almost all from ACT UP, fought like tigers to get them. This should stand as one of the great examples of what the gay population can achieve when they want something badly enough”. Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health […]

Constance McMillen – our first ICON

“You can’t pretend like there’s not gay people at our school, and if you tell people they can’t bring a same-sex date, that is discrimination to them.” In March 2010, the Itawamba Agricultural High School cancelled it’s prom.  The reason; 18 year old lesbian student Constance McMillen had requested permission […]

About LGBTicons

The world is a wonderfully diverse place, filled with incredible people that love and are loved.  Often, it’s easy to feel like you don’t fit in, and it’s hard to find your place – especially if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.  This blog serves to remind you that […]