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

A version of this feature ran in Q magazine. Flip page-by-page through the full digital issue below, and pick up your hard copy around town each week.


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