How to become a legend, from LGBTQ faces we’ll never forget

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What becomes a legend? We take a page from queer experts who’ve done it themselves.

So here’s how to chart a path to extraordinary. Take inspiration from these steps and specific steps directly from legendary LGBTQ creatives, athletes and activists who we’ll never forget.

Could you be next? Yes.

Absolutely any one of us can become legendary.





Do What You Love

Audre Lorde


Be Original

Oscar Wilde


Act Out

Silvia Rivera


Lift Up Others

Bayard Rustin


Aim High

Martina Navratilova


Be Unpredictable & Unapologetic



Adapt & Reinvent

Freddie Mercury


Take Risks & Act Boldly

Marsha P. Johnson


Play Your Own Game

Rita Mae Brown


Be Determined

Harvey Milk


Grab Attention

Quentin Crisp


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