Glitterboys, a 70’s genderqueer outbreak in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury #transgender

Posted: September 21, 2011 in 2010

The seventies in San Francisco brought a huge rebellion against gender dualism. The original outbreak of the genderqueer hippie freaks also rejected sexuality dualisms.


(Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence by Jasper Gregory)

I am fascinated how the Glitter Queens of Haight Street evolved from the bisexual, bigendered groups like the Cockettes and the Angels of light into are related to later groups like the gender exclusive Radical Faeries and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The 2002 Documentary on the Cockettes is an excellent resource for understanding the genderqueer

What was their influence on glam and disco? Also, how were these groups related to the Berkeley Effeminists.

These groups give post-gender social historians a concrete example of Male Genderqueerdom.

I am including a 3 page pdf excerpt of a genderqueer analysis of the Native Funk & Soul fashion which these genderqueer hippies helped to define. 

02_bryan_wilson.pdf Download this file


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