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  • Jorge Eduardo Guinle, Filho (1947 - 1987)
    Jorge Eduardo Guinle Filho (Nova Iorque, 1947 — 18 de maio de 1987) foi um pintor, desenhista e gravador brasileiro nascido nos Estados Unidos da América. Filho de Jorginho Guinle, mudo...
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  • Anthony Perkins (1932 - 1992)
    An shy, slender actor whose name became virtually synonymous with legendary screen Psycho Norman Bates despite numerous solid performances in films outside the Hitchcock originated series, Anthony Perk...
  • Ani DiFranco
    Ani DiFranco is an American singer, guitarist, poet, and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums and is widely considered a feminist icon. DiFranco was born in Buffalo, New York, to Elizabet...
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A gay icon is a public figure (historical or current) who is embraced by many within lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.

Qualities

Gay icon often include glamour, flamboyance, strength through adversity, and androgyny in presentation.

Such icons may be of any sexuality or gender; they may also be closeted or open with their sexual orientation and gender identity. Although most gay icons have given their support to LGBT social movements, some have expressed opposition – advocating against a perceived "homosexual agenda".

Historical icons

Icons are typically elevated to such status because their sexual orientation remains a topic of great debate among historians.

Modern gay icons, who are predominantly female entertainers, commonly garner a large following within LGBT communities over the course of their careers. The majority of gay icons fall into one of two categories: the tragic, sometimes martyred figure or the prominent pop culture idol.

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