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Friday, 8 March 2013

Gay icons ?

Something amusing for the weekend:

Brighton Pride, the annual gay festival on England's south coast - has just released the poster for their 2013 event in August. The theme this year is Gay Icons .... it is always amusing/interesting to see a new variation on that Peter Blake cover for The Beatles SGT PEPPER album, and this one has a nice collection of gay icons, with Boy George in centre place, flanked by Marilyn and Jane Russell, with Madonna and all the usual suspects around them. It seems more tuned to a younger person's view of gay icons though. Lady Gaga and George Michael, but where is Elizabeth Taylor or Bette as Margo Channing or Joan as Mildred Pierce ?  
I have been to a few of these Brighton events in my time, its a great day in the park which it seems the whole city turn up for with lots of families, and with amusements, disco tents, bars etc there is something for everyone. One to put in the calender for this summer then ...
Click to enlarge: local heroes/icons like Adele, Joe Orton, Kenny Everett, Dame Edna, Diana, Dick Emery, Kenneth Williams, Kylie, Divine, Alan Turing, Alexander McQueen, Ian McKellen, Liza, Shirley Bassey, Cher, Diana Dors and David Bowie, are in evidence - who else of note has been omitted ?

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