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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Erasure – Fill Us With Fire

Erasure continue to produce great uplifting pop tunes, and this is no exception. This video was shot during the band’s 2011 tour in support of their Frankmusik-produced Tomorrow’s World album, which was released in October 2011.