The gay community of the 60s and 70s had Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) to be a friend of. The 80s and 90s had Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur). But what of the younger generation? The 00s and 10s? The new millennials? Well, they have Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a shortened form of Dorothy. And this time, Dor(oth)y is one of us!
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To the queer community, Judy Garland’s Dorothy Gale from ‘The Wizard of OZ’ was one of the first true Divas. Before Cher, Barbra, Madonna, or Lady Gaga, to be gay meant you were a ‘Friend of Dorothy’. Flash forward a nearly half a century. A new generation (and the older) found another Dorothy to call friend. Bea Arthur’s Dorothy Zbornak called to us, her blunt stare made it clear that she wasn’t going to take your sh*t. She was strong, confident, and fierce – long before that became a common term in our community. Celebrate your love for BOTH Dorothy Gale and Dorothy Zbornak with this original design. And thank you for being a friend of TECHNOQueer, too!
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