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My Qu-Heroes: What is this process of gay iconic veneration? by Gay Socrates

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Looking back on the iconography of my earlier life, (Kenneth Williams, Quentin Crisp, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Freddie Mercury, Will Young), I see how, with each figure, I managed to create an image-construct.

Its value, for me, being that of knowing there was a story of a real person, like my own queer struggling self, who was capable of transcending adversity (or if not, was at least enduring its suffering in a truly fabulous way!).

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