Judy Garland – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

If we’re talking about music with a gay sensibility, Judy Garland’s Somewhere Over The Rainbow sums it up, and we could (and may yet) post  so many other performances by her. Judy’s enduring status as a gay icon has been much discussed, and there are so many reasons why she has a quasi-mythical presence in gay popular culture.

Dorothy Gale’s journey from Kansas to Oz mirrored many gay men’s desires to escape the black-and-white limitations of small town life — where puny minds like the Ms. Gulches of the world dictated acceptable behavior — for big, colorful cities filled with quirky, gender-bending characters who would welcome them. (Steven Frank – AfterElton.com)

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