Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of Jose Sarria

Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of Jose Sarria

by John Dececco, Phd, Jose Sarria, Michael R Gorman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789002590

ISBN-13: 9780789002594

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Many are familiar with the tremendous life achievements of Jose Sarria, an integral player in the gay rights movement, but never before have the intimate details of his incredible life been portrayed as they are here. In The Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of Jose Sarria, Michael Gorman exposes Sarria's life in a frank manner and with a unique storytelling

Overview

Many are familiar with the tremendous life achievements of Jose Sarria, an integral player in the gay rights movement, but never before have the intimate details of his incredible life been portrayed as they are here. In The Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of Jose Sarria, Michael Gorman exposes Sarria's life in a frank manner and with a unique storytelling ability that simultaneously cause amusement and sadness. Sarria's amazing life story tells of his perseverance to advance the cause of equality for gay citizens.

At a time when gays were arrested, institutionalized, and castrated, Sarria did not try to hide his beliefs and convictions. Readers will find this book fascinating as they read about the life of this truly courageous, outrageous, and remarkable man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789002594
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
960,876
Product dimensions:
15.20(w) x 21.80(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Part 1We are Family
The Empire Begins1
The Cemetery5
The Disturbance13
For Unto You Is Born This Day in the City of San Francisco25
Kidnapped!33
Enquiring Mind45
A Voice for All Ages49
The Mexican Dancer53
The Baron59
Hermano a Hermano71
Part 2They Say that in the Army
The Boys from Texas75
You're in the Army Now87
Andre and the Girls97
Corsets in the Wind103
Part 3The Black Cat
She is Like, Out and About: A Regular USO Show. Mmm-Hmm Honey! You Hear What I'm Saying?113
Jimmy and the Black Cat123
The Arrest137
Pierre143
God Save Us Nelly Queens161
Nervous Queens in the Temple165
Singing into the Silence169
The American Legion Performance173
I Am a Boy179
The Feud181
Blessings from the Black Cat187
The Society for Individual Rights Anniversary195
The Ice Queen201
The Election203
Rising to Heaven, or Thereabouts209
Pearls!213
Part 4The Imperial Court
San Francisco221
The Victorian Chapter227
The Diva235
Senator Emperor243
Cinderella Did Drag247
To Oz?255
Get Me to the Church in Drag259
The Great Idaho-Utah War261
Mr. DeMille?265
Bridges271
Two Old Farts275
His World277

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