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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lucy: Gay Rights Icon

Lucille ball has been called a great deal of things, genius comedienne, That woman, Lucy but this weekend I heard her called a gay icon. Now don't get me wrong, I loved and admired her but never thought that she was considered a gay icon. However I was wrong as pointed out by her good friend Lee Tanen ""Lucy Ricardo was the true gay icon, as "Lucy Ricardo was the underdog who was always trying to prove herself, and I think many gay men can identify with that." He also says that Lucy was a fighter unlike another gay icon "Ricardo was the perfect gay icon for the post-Stonewall generation. She wasn't a tragic victim like Judy Garland." See Sonja Morgan this is how you become a gay icon, not by declaring yourself one.

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