An Icon Is A Mirror

Johann Hari has a neat piece which can be summed up with this eminently quotable nugget:

An icon is a mirror: it tells you how a group sees itself, distilled into a single personality.

He uses his article to explore various gay icons who have made it into an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery and what their selections as icons represent.

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