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Sounds of Pride: IZ takes us “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg’s Oscar winning, “Somewhere over the Rainbow” is as indelibly linked with Judy Garland as she with our Community.  What’s more, the song stands as a timeless classic which is recognized as Number One, on the “Songs of the Century” as compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the NEA.

To the LGBT Community, “Somewhere over the Rainbow” holds a special place in our hearts, in our hopes, and in our dreams.  We often refer to our loved ones who are no longer with us, as having “gone over the rainbow.”

On this Pride Weekend, we celebrate our Community’s diversity in the beautiful colors of the rainbow; its strength and unity under that rainbow; so too let us remember all those who have gotten us to today, and since crossed over the rainbow.

To them, we dedicate this song with our love and gratitude.


Previous posts from theOUTfront series “Sounds of Pride –The Music of Community, Love, and Equality”

Listen to “True Colors” with your Eyes 

Why We “Believe” in Cher 

Frenchie Davis’ “Love’s Got A Hold On Me” 

Freddie Mercury & Queen “I Want to Break Free” 

Billy Porter’s defiant “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” 

When “Love is in the Air,” Tea Dance Classics make a “Perfect Day” 

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