Showtune Sunday: All about the great Judy Garland
It was 44 years ago last week that Judy Garland died at the age of 47.
She was a beloved gay icon to such a degree that some have also suggested a connection between the date of Garland’s death and funeral on June 27, 1969 and the Stonewall riots, the flashpoint of the modern Gay Liberation movement which started in the early hours of June 28.
This weekend, instead of riots, there are celebrations during Pride events over the Supreme Court’s historic rulings in favor of gay marriage.
So let’s celebrate with some classic Garland performances.