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