We knew, after the initial flurry of controversy, that there was going to be no Judy, no Dusty, no Barbra, no Liza. Gay Icons,
the exhibition, would recast the notion of what a gay icon was, and
those who expected divas with fabulous voices, frocks, pill addictions
and capacities to suffer were in for disappointment.
ten-strong panel of the gay great and good would choose their "icons".
Their choices, on paper, sounded dull — personal icons rather than
collective ones; cliquey and select.
Yet the exhibition, with a wonderful, accompanying hardback book, is colourful, intimate and moving.
Read the complete review in The Times UK.