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Ryan Kwanten is Earning His Gay Icon Stripes

Posted on the 01 March 2012 by Thevault @The_Vault

Ryan Kwanten is earning his Gay Icon StripesAustralia’s leading gay and lesbian website revealed its list of Australia’s most influential new gay icons and it’s no surprise that Ryan Kwanten gets an honorary mention. Both women and men enjoy an eye full of that complete package of beauty and brains.

“The new icons are all united by one thing: a healthy amount of respect and admiration from the gay community for fiercely being who they are. A strong sense of self is the biggest requirement to be considered an icon,” says Tim Duggan, founder of

Ryan Kwanten
Vinnie from Home and Away has really grown up. Best known now as the superbly built Jason Stackhouse from cult vampire series True Blood, Kwanten is a massive supporter of AIDS charities in Australian and the US and is slowly earning his gay icon stripes. “My youngest brother Lloyd is gay,” he told The Advocate magazine. “He’s a doctor, so he got every ounce of intelligence in the family. He was probably about 18 when he came out, and I can wholeheartedly tell you that from the day that he did, he was a changed man for the better. The sheer beauty of who he is really came through.” Amen to that.

Source: Canberra Times

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