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LOOK: Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

It's Judy Garland as you've never seen her before. The Hollywood legend is re-interpreted by visual artists as part of the annual "Night of a Thou...

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A Celebration Of Judy Garland And LGBT Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The worlds of Broadway, folk-rock, television and downtown cabaret will unite once again for “Night of a Thousand Judys,” honoring homeless lesbia...

WATCH: Don't Take 'Sex' Out Of 'Homosexual'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer-actor Justin Sayre "does a little spring cleaning and sets the gay agenda" for 2014 in his latest video clip for HuffPost Gay Voices. In a r...

Beloved Gay Playwright To Be Remembered With Musical Tribute

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Brilliant. Gentle. Intuitive. A kind soul and a true man of words. That's how close friends and loved ones say they'll remember playwright Daniel ...

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Judy Garland's Daughters To Reunite Onstage For The First Time In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

If there's one lesson Lorna Luft learned early, it's that the show must always go on. The singer-actress and her sister Liza Minnelli share more in co...

LOOK: Judy Garland Re-Imagined In Artwork For NYC Benefit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

One of the world's greatest gay icons is getting a fanciful new makeover (or, rather, a series of them) in honor of Pride Month. Tommy Tune and Ch...

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A Pride Tribute To The World's Greatest Gay Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

In what is becoming a New York tradition, the legacy of Judy Garland will be celebrated with an evening of eclectic performances honoring lesbian, gay...

Not the End of the Rainbow: Impersonating Judy Garland and Breaking the Myth

Peter Mac | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Mac

For me, personally, Judy Garland represents an indomitable spirit, a razor-sharp wit and an infectious joy, that make her weaknesses a small thread in a very large tapestry of an amazing life and career.

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WATCH: Could This Young Man Be The Next Judy Garland?

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices

"I'm Lindon Warren -- that's Lindon with an 'I,' like Liza with a 'Z.'" That's how the young subject of "Finding Judy," a new short film by actor-...

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Remembering Judy: New York Event To Honor Legendary Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Whether it's the fresh-faced Kansas girl on the yellow brick road to Oz or the throaty, triumphant diva who brought a sold-out Carnegie crowd to its f...

Judy Garland Sisterhood: Three Actresses To Have Portrayed Gay Icon Unite

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- It is late on a Wednesday night, after the final bows have been delivered on Broadway. The applause has died down and the last audience me...

The Death Of Judyism And What It Means For Gay Men

Carlos Fernandez | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos Fernandez

Regardless of how difficult each of us gay men had it growing up, we all had a sense that we were "different." We listen and identify with icons like Judy because through their voices we can silence the one we hear inside ourselves that tells us we're wrong for being who we are.

The New York Times: Judy Garland, Gay Icon Then And 'Over The Rainbow' Now

Robert Leleux | The New York Times | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices

LAST Saturday I invited my friend Brodie, a 30ish gay man like myself, to a preview performance of “End of the Rainbow,” Peter Quilter’s play ab...