Judy Garland. Diva and gay icon. Her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ won more than just the hearts of queers; she won their gratitude and dedication.
Because so many gays associated OZ with a better world, where they saw her as a beacon to that far off land. A land of TechnoColor, emeralds, witches (and green-faced bitches), and just plain fabulousness.
Judy’s death may have been a trigger for the infamous Stonewall Riots, considered by many to be the start of the modern gay rights movement.