RIP Jose Sarria, Empress I of SF, the Widow Norton

"The Grand Dame of Queer Revolution" -- vintage image via Waiyde Palmer of

He led a life that spanned the full evolution of modern gay rights -- and the mourning gowns will be fabulous. Jose Julio Sarria is dead at 90, all hail the Empress. 



My most sincere respect and heartfelt condolences to all of our colorful family members. Our leader, the Widow Norton, has left us united and strong in our resolve to support each other and celebrate the freedoms won during her long Imperial reign.
Imperial Prince VII of the mother court, John W.

Posted by Guest Imperial Prince VII, John on Aug. 20, 2013 @ 6:55 am

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