Sandi ToksvigWAHEED ALLI / ALAN HOLLINGHURST / ELTON JOHN / JACKIE KAY / BILLIE JEAN KING / IAN MCKELLEN / CHRIS SMITH / BEN SUMMERSKILL / SANDI TOKSVIG / SARAH WATERS
This exhibition brings together ten selectors, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, each of whom is a prominent gay figure in contemporary culture and society. Each selector was asked to name six people, who may or may not be gay, whom they personally regard as inspirational, or an icon for them.
Their choices provide a fascinating range of figures – some heroic, some very famous, others less well known. In the exhibition the selectors write about their choices and share their own convictions, experiences and feelings. The display also features specially commissioned portraits of the selectors by Mary McCartney.
If you visit the exhibition you can fill in a card to tell us who has been an inspiration in your life. Selected entries will be displayed within the exhibition and all the completed cards will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a signed copy of the Gay Icons catalogue, signed by Sandi Toksvig.