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Nelson Mandela and Will Young among the gay icons to be showcased at National Portrait Gallery

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  1. Can someone please tell me what the hell Nelson Mandela has contributed to the gay community?

  2. Paul Brownsey 27 Mar 2009, 4:08pm

    This may be myth but I think I read somewhere that he insisted on equal rights for gays in South Africa because of his experience of being helped by a white gay couple; specifically, the story I read was that they got him out of a threatening situation by passing him off as their driver.

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