Judy Garland as gay icon – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American actress and songstress Judy Garland is a gay icon.She rose to iconic status in the 1950s. At that time, gays admired her talent as a performer, and her value as a camp figure. She was often parodied in drag revues. Her struggles with drugs, alcohol, and personal relationships during her adulthood mirrored similar struggles among urban closeted gays during the same era.