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Music's greatest gay icon: Judy Garland or Liza Minnelli?

It's a classic case of like mother, like daughter as it pertains to Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. They both are revered as musical gay icons to this day. Garland is one of pop culture's first gay icons, cementing her status with the classic "Over the Rainbow." Minnelli followed in her mother's footsteps, becoming a gay icon with her Oscar-winning performance in "Cabaret" in the early '70s. Who is music’s greatest gay icon? 🎤

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For the past several decades—LGBTQ and women music artists have openly declared their "true colors,” supported gay rights, empowered LGBTQ communities, and gave the gurls some of the most iconic gay anthems of all time. There is no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honor the popular music artists who have influenced LGBTQ movements by ultimately picking which of them is the greatest gay music icon of all time.

In our first round, it's Judy Garland versus Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross versus Donna Summer, Elton John versus David Bowie, Cher versus Cyndi Lauper, Freddie Mercury versus George Michael, K.D. Lang versus Melissa Etheridge, RuPaul versus Madonna and Janet Jackson versus Lady Gaga. Who's the greatest gay icon?

Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest our “greatest gay icon" debates below!

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Judy Garland will forever be a gay icon, as generations of gay men have worshipped her talent, and contributions to cinema and music. She's the O.G. of gay icons. Below are some notable lyrics to arguably the oldest gay anthem, "Over the Rainbow," per Genius

🎶Somewhere over the rainbow. Way up high. There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow. Skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream. Really do come true.🎶

Watch a clip of Garland's performance from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" below.

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Like "The Wizard of Oz" turned her mother into an iconic hero of gay people, "Cabaret" cemented Minnelli as a gay icon in her own right. She's been a lifelong supporter of gay rights. How could she not be a gay advocate, as the daughter of Garland and allegedly bisexual filmmaker Vincente Minnelli?

Below are some notable lyrics to one of Minnelli's gay anthems, "Maybe This Time," per Genius.

🎶Maybe this time I'll be lucky. Maybe this time he'll stay. Maybe this time, for the first time. Love won't hurry away.🎶

Watch the music video below. 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Music's greatest gay icon: Judy Garland or Liza Minnelli?
A festive crown for the winner
#LoveJudy
#LoveLiza