Jose Sarria



Age: 90


Summary: pioneering drag performer and gay rights advocate who many historians contend was the first openly gay person to campaign for public office in the U.S. when he ran unsuccessfully for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1961.



Cause of Death: Adrenal cancer


Born: December 12, 1922


Died: August 19, 2013


Location: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico