Glinda lay on her back on the cool, rain-soaked grass, the warm, familiar weight of Elphaba curled against her side and her beautiful jade-green face nuzzled into the crook of her neck. Elphie was long asleep, but Glinda remained awake. She gazed up at the stars, her arm wound tightly around Elphie’s slim waist.
They had come out stargazing only an half-hour prior, late-night studying for exams turning into a late-night making out session, then Elphaba’s keen eyes noting that the rain clouds from earlier had cleared, making it a perfect night for this activity.
“There’s Ozma,” Glind
The Wizard of Oz became connected to the LGBTQ+ community, much thanks to Judy Garland, who was already appreciated as a Gay Icon. Often hailed as the “Elvis of Homosexuals”, Garland’s character Dorothy is very accepting and unquestioning of the rather peculiar characters she meets on her journey through Oz. All three were caricatures of the LGBTQ+ community. The Lion was given effeminate characteristics and labelled himself as “sissy”. The Tin-Man ans Scarecrow were deemed “unusual” or “odd” and therefore “queer”. The term “Is he a friend of Dorothy?” became slang