Nelly Queen- The Life and Times of José Sarria

Thu. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:00pm PDT
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$11.00 - $13.00
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$11.00 - $13.00
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When San Francisco city officials vowed to shut down all the gay bars in 1961, the 38 year-old female impersonator threw caution to the wind and campaigned for a seat on the Board of Supervisors. Sarria lost the election, but garnered nearly 6,000 votes, proving for the first time in American politics that the LGTBQ community had a voting bloc. Jose is important today as he was back in 1961 when he ran for office. Nelly Queenis not just an LGBT history lesson; it’s a triumphant story of the human spirit, a hero’s journey of a man fighting unjust laws and uniting a fractured community.

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Art Theatre 2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814