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"And I always said that the shows ... were vehicles to get boyfriends.". But the flute-and-bongo-playing processions with sarong-clad Angels down to the nude beach on the Russian River made up for it. “Yes,” I said in a high-pitched lisp. "Jim is survived by his brothers, Bob and Vic Campbell.Editor's note: If you liked this article, help out our freelancers and staff, and keep the B.A.R. Southern traditions die hard, and so it would take a cousin, so to speak, to get my gay cherry.
Assimilation has played a big part of it, but also, there is a loss of a sense of purpose. If the answer to that is yes, then the roots of that glitter-encrusted phenomenon reach back into San Francisco in the late ’60s to a notorious Haight Ashbury theater troupe called the Cockettes. It was another chilly fall evening of 1970 in a city where, for someone who had just turned twenty-three, anything and everything seemed possible. When Rumi finally got my pants down around my boots, he told me that since the moment we met, he’d set his cap for me.

“He’s on oxygen 24/7 and walks with a walker now, but he’s planning his next show for October in New York,” James said. What: “Ruminations,” a documentary by Robert James, Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco. I liked these people, counted several among my friends, but it wasn’t me.
No, these weren’t lip-syncing drag queens striking poses in a mirrored gay bar, but for better or worse, real performers marked by an elfish lack of guile. That February, Hibiscus left the troupe he’d founded, aghast at the hippie-capitalist direction the group was taking. South Bay theater companies offer online cheer with virtual holiday shows, 7 incredible Bay Area things to do this weekend, Sponsored: Renovated San Jose home near the Rose Garden features vintage flair, chef’s kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a detached studio. Rumi Missabu preaches this time and time again at rehearsals for the latest production of "Pearls Over Shanghai.". And this was just the audience. Some are prominent activists or more obscure. “Please allow me to introduce myself,” I said. From the creators of The Questioning of John Rykener, Keeping the Tigers Away, and The Last Days of Pompeii comes Demon Pond, the story a bell, a romance, fantastic legends, monsters, a crazy sadistic mob, a love sick dragon trapped in a pond, a double suicide and an apocalyptic flood. The previous year I’d gone to Stony Brook on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship to study with the death-of-God theologian Thomas Altizer, after taking seminars with his colleague William Hamilton at New College in Florida. And now he returns to "Pearls," a performance that is not only the centerpiece of the Thrillpeddlers' Theatre of the Ridiculous Revival but also a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Cockettes. "The Cockettes never, ever, ever rehearsed so much," Missabu, 61, says in a phone interview from his Oakland home. The old one we left behind had gone to hell. Marxist writers such as Herbert Marcuse convinced me that capitalism was over. ", Missabu, who's performed in films over the years, reconnected with the Cockettes in 1994, at a 25-year reunion for the group. I wondered, already up to my neck in secondhand emotions and third-hand dresses. Listen up to hear true LGBT history with The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by archivist August Bernadicou.Self-described as "a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights," The QueerCore Podcast, with a small series of programs, offers several interviews, with many more to come.August Bernadicou, a 26-year-old interviewer and archivist, discussed his podcasts and almost obsessive interest in finding and sharing queer history from elders in a recent phone interview with the Bay Area Reporter.In 2008, when Bernadicou was 13 years old, he started recording interviews with LGBTQ activists from the 1950s through the AIDS Crisis. A welfare acceptance letter was considered an Academy Award. For info, visit our IndieGoGo campaign. In 2020, he launched the QueerCore Podcast. That Friday, as the elderly Cantonese audience came tottering out at 11:30 p.m., the sidewalk in front of the Palace was already swelling with a dazzling mass of costumed freaks, the likes of which I’d only seen during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter. Dressed in a flowing kimono, Hibiscus immediately wandered barefoot into the forest only to return with a sack of dried leaves, which he glue-sticked with glitter and thumb-tacked onto Sunset’s shabby walls as décor. Novato filmmaker Robert James is preparing for the premiere of “Ruminations,” his documentary about Rumi Missabu, an original member of the drag troupe the Cockettes. Ta ta.” Clenching my jaw and sniffing sticky fingers, my boot soles barely touched the sidewalk as I practically skipped along Grant Avenue toward the neon lights of Chinatown.


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