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At Jose Sarria’s Funeral

The funeral for Jose Julio Sarria, also known as the Widow Norton, was held yesterday at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral.  Sarria, who was the first openly gay person to ever run for public office in the United States, left instructions for his service: Female titleholders from his Imperial Court — the gay organization and charity he started in 1965 — ...

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A Tribute To Jose Julio Serria

The legendary Jose Julio Sarria, also known as the Widow Norton and Empress I Jose, the founder of the International Court System and America’s first openly gay candidate for public office, died yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s a recap of the below clip: “A short tribute to the Founder of the Imperial Court System, Jose Sarria who passed ...

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Jose Julio Sarria, America’s First Openly Gay Candidate For Office, Dies At Age 91

The legendary Jose Julio Sarria, also known as the Widow Norton and Empress I Jose, the founder of the International Court System and America’s first openly gay candidate for public office, has died at the age of 91. GLAAD has posted a remembrance: One of America’s gay rights pioneering leaders, José Julio Sarria, passed away quietly in his home in ...

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