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Queer Pantheon: Heroes, villains and victims

Queer people have no pantheon, so we’ve had to create our own.

Of course we want role models for young queer and trans people. Causes are helpful to organize around, villains are convenient to fight against, victims provide a sympathetic face that looks great on a poster, or sounds good in a slogan. And so we’ve created that pantheon, we’ve built a narrative as a community, as so many societies, religions and peoples have done before us.