In an interview with for the November issue of The Advocate, Liza barely acknowledges her gay fanbase and says she doesn’t think they like her for any special reason.
“I don’t know what gay people see in my music,” she says. “I really haven’t thought about it. I think they see what everyone else sees in my music.”
Liza also shies away from questions about the sexuality of some of her former husbands and concedes – after some prodding – that she and her mother Judy Garland may have what the journalist calls a “shared affinity for gay men.”
“That makes sense,” she says after the interviewer details that Liza and Judy both married gay men. “I understand. And I’m glad you said it. … And, honey, I wish I had more to say about it, but I don’t.”
At the end of the interview, Liza apologizes to the journalist for not being “dreary enough.”
“I think you wanted to talk about pain an darkness and suffering and difficulty, and I think I disappointed you, because I see the glass as half full, and I want to talk about what’s happy and positive, because that’s what life is about.”