I love this picture of José Sarría; even in old age, he was one fierce queer!
This is probably one of the few representations of elder queer male femininity we have.
Rest in power Empress. I pray that I never stop being the femme person I know I’m meant to be.
(Source: Flickr / glbthistory)
Because Vin Diesel in a skirt.
A tough Wyoming cowboy who just happens to like blouses
Sissy Goodwin isn’t gay; he’s been married for 45 years and has two adult children. As a young man, he was a rodeo cowboy who rode bulls bareback, a free spirit who never shied away from a fistfight. The former aircraft mechanic loves to drink beer, play golf, throw steaks on the grill.
What sets him apart, he says, is what he calls gender independence: He just likes to do most things in a dress.
A resilient guy living it out in Wyoming, a state he refers to as “the Mississippi of the West” for its disposition toward him, Goodwin has been beaten, arrested and glared at for years - but he continues his defiant dressing habits to this day.
Read more from reporter John M. Glionna in a Column One feature.
Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Photography - Winter Vandenbrink
Make Up - Maria Papadopoulou
Model - Aaron @ Select