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Quotes from “The Little Book of Queer Icons” by Samuel Alexander

McKellen co-founded Stonewall in 1989, the UK LGBTQ charity that takes its name from the Stonewall uprising in New York City in 1969. The charity, whose current motto is "acceptance without exception", continues to fight for the rights of LGBTQ individuals.
Invisibility is safe, but it is lonely. Invisibility does not inspire change, but visibility demands it.
"I CANNOT DENY, STRANGE AS IT MAY SOUND, THAT I ENJOYED MYSELF IN THIS DISGUISE. I LIKED THE FEEL OF SOFT WOMEN'S CLOTHING. I FELT VERY MUCH IN HOME IN THEM FROM THE FIRST MOMENT."

Transgender

Dietrich was iconic for her unique style and openness about her sexuality – before leaving Berlin, she had enjoyed the drag ball scene of the 1920s and visiting gay bars.

Drag

the book Man into Woman

Transgender

"I DRESS FOR THE IMAGE. NOT FOR MYSELF, NOT FOR THE PUBLIC, NOT FOR FASHION, NOT FOR MEN."

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"Why I must come out"
Tipping the Velvet
The Good Wife
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,
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