To solve the problem of who to include in its forthcoming exhibition, Gay Icons, on display from July 2 through October 18, the National Portrait Gallery decided to hand the decision over to panel of 10 prominent gay figures in contemporary culture and society.
These selectors, who include Elton, Ian McKellen and Billie Jean King, were asked to each select six figures who are not necessarily gay themselves, but who they considered to have been inspirational. The exhibit will then combine images of these chosen figures by portraitists like Andy Warhol and Cecil Beaton, and photos of the selection committee, taken by Mary McCartney.
To celebrate the pride festival season which coincides with the show, Outburst UK in association with the National Portrait Gallery have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. For a chance at winning free admission to the display, folks need to answer the following:
In what year was the National Portrait Gallery established? Also, please name one of the people responsible for the founding of the gallery.
The first person with the correct answer wins a pair of tickets and a catalogue to the exhibition. Four Runners up will each receive a pair of tickets.
The deadline is today. To enter, send your name and contact details to