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OutUK pays tribute to men who have made their mark on gay culture. We profile the campaigners, writers, pop stars, footballers, politicans and others who've made a difference.


Alexander McQueen
He doesn't care who he upsets. He's turned down the Palace and slagged-off Madonna. No wonder he's known as fashion's "bad boy".


Ian McKellen
"I am one of them." The accomplished actor who came out at 49. Nowadays he's known as a God not a Monster.

 

Boy George
He once told everybody he preferred a cup of tea to sex, has survived a serious drug problem and is now a club DJ and mixer.

Jimmy Somerville
The small town boy with the distinctive falsetto voice, a political conscience and a will to right the world.
 

Clint Walters
Diagnosed HIV positive when he was 17, Clint now works with today's teenagers and talks to them about safe sex.

Joe Orton
"I'm an acquired taste" said Orton as a double entendre. Edna Welthorpe, (Mrs) would most definitely not approve.
 

Darren Johnson
Gay and green, Darren is spearheading reforms in the new London Assembly as an advisor to Ken Livingstone.

Kenneth Williams
Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it "In For Me!" The Carry On man who thought the films he starred in were "crap".
 

David Beckham
"He's a big flirt. He walks around the kitchen going 'I'm a gay icon, I'm a gay icon'." OutUK pays tribute to its favourite breeder boy.

Michael Barrymore
If there was a prize for "the most troubled TV entertainer" Michael Barrymore would win - it's the only award he has yet to collect.
 

David Hockney
"You can take the boy out of Bradford but you can't take Bradford out of the boy."


Nigel Hawthorne
"I didn't really know who I was, until I was middle-aged", claimed Sir Nigel Hawthorne, King George III and civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby.
 

Derek Jarman
No topic was taboo for the fiercely non-conformist Jarman, "I've only ever done what I've wanted."


Oscar Wilde
"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

 

Dirk Bogarde
He was more than a pretty face, and his fans were once so eager to get into his pants that he use to sew up his flies at premieres.

Peter Tatchell
"Pure poison" and "enemy of the people" are just some of the kinder things to have been written about him.
 

Elton John
'I'm Still Standing' but at one time this now knighted superstar nearly wasn't because of drink and drugs.


Pet Shop Boys
"Music represents the good side of mankind." Neil and Chris the Northern Boys who became famous for West End Girls.
 

Freddie Mercury
"The most important thing, darling, is to live a fabulous life. As long as it's fabulous I don't care how long I live."


Quentin Crisp
Dennis Pratt, the writer who became famous for a naked civil servant. He made himself his own man - by not looking like one.
 

George Michael
Ladies and Gentlemen "I feel stupid, reckless and weak". The International Star and Reluctant Icon.


Rupert Everett
"If I had to wear a banner and had to write something on it, I would be writing 'actor', not 'homosexual'."

 

Graham Norton
Camp and cruel, he doesn't really mean to upset people. "Every comic wants to be liked. I'm no exception to that al all."

Stephen Fry
"I knew I was gay the moment I was born. I looked up into my mother's face, and said 'That's the last time I ever go up one of those!'."
 

Homer J Simpson
He's the greatest TV character of all time. He's an anti- hero, a small-screen icon, and an all-American oaf. He's one of us.

Stephen Gateley
It was every boyband lover's dream come true when the Boyzone star came out and told the world about his Dutch boyfriend.
 

 

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