Saturday, August 06, 2011

Quote of the Day

[Lucille Ball's I Love Lucy character] Lucy Ricardo was the true gay icon, as [she] was the underdog who was always trying to prove herself, and I think many gay men can identify with that. Ricardo was the perfect gay icon for the post-Stonewall generation. She wasn't a tragic victim like Judy Garland.

– Lee Tannen
Quoted in Jeremy Kinser's article
"Lucille Ball Found Gay Rights 'Perfectly All Right'"
The Advocate
August 6, 2011

Recommended Off-site Links:
Lucille Ball's Birthday Celebrated Across America – Ray Downs (Christian Science Monitor, August 6, 2011).
Remembering Lucille Ball on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birthday – Quyn Do (, August 6, 2011).
Here's Why I Love Lucy – Shelley Fralic (The Vancouver Sun, August 6, 2011).

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