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60 - La Emperatriz
Before Harvey Milk, there was José Julio Sarria.
As Her Majesty Empress Jose I of San Francisco, Sarria founded the Royal Imperial Court. But possibly most surprising is that Sarria, a well known drag artist in San Francisco, was the first openly gay candidate to run for office in the United States, beating Harvey Milk by 12 years.
- Ann Bannon, Beebo Brinker (via queerbetweenthelines)
in which it becomes imperative to take up, for the sake of one’s own continued survival as a subject, a set of practices that precipitates one’s exclusion from a naturalized order of existence that seeks to maintain itself as the only possible basis for being a subject.
- Susan Stryker || “My Words to Victor Frankenstein” (via faroutinto)
Naiad Press staff photo.
Back row: Alex Jaeger, Rita Reese and Terra Russell.
Front: Donna J. McBride, Barbara Grier and Candis Creekmore.Naiad Press was the number one source for lesbian books and videos featuring romance, mystery, science fiction novels about women and lesbians.
Jessica Burke is a portrait artist. She uses portraits to ask questions and challenge her own ideas about personal identities, gender, and sexuality. She also uses her work to provide visibility for gender non-conforming folks. As I took a look at Burke’s two featured galleries on her site, I became increasingly fascinated by her work. I’ve seen many artistic representations of folks across the gender spectrum; however, for the most part the medium has been photography and/or video.
These oil paintings and charcoal drawings struck me as something unique, so I decided to ask her some questions about her work, her inspirations and ideas. She was gracious enough to answer them…
Peep the interview on the @bklynboihood blog, HERE.
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