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Icons - Gay icon - Netflix
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. Such icons can be of any sexual orientation or gender; if LGBT, they can be out or not. Although most gay icons have given their support to LGBT social movements, some have expressed opposition, advocating against a perceived “homosexual agenda”. Historically, icons were typically elevated to such status because their sexual orientation remains a topic of debate among historians. Modern gay icons are predominantly female entertainers who commonly garner a large following within LGBT communities over the course of their careers.
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Popular singers including Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Marina and The Diamonds, P!nk, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey,, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Kesha, Jennifer Lopez, Sia, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry are notable gay icons of current times. Many famous actors have been celebrated as gay icons, including supermodel Tyra Banks, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kathy Griffin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Angela Lansbury, Carrie Fisher, Lucy Lawless, Mo'Nique, Maggie Smith, Kate Hudson, Kat Graham, and Sofia Vergara, and many others. Meryl Streep became a gay icon after portraying Miranda Priestly in the film The Devil Wears Prada. Various LGBT celebrities have been embraced as gay icons after opening up about their sexual orientation as media professionals and public figures, including Lance Bass, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John, Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Wentworth Miller, Rosie O'Donnell, Frank Ocean, RuPaul, George Takei, Ian McKellen, Sarah Paulson and Hayley Kiyoko.
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