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Society for Individual Rights (S.I.R) was founded in San Francisco
in 1964, and in approach
was more liberationist, as opposed to the earlier assimilationist
organizations like the
Matachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis. It was more democratic
and inclusive and
recognized the need for community involvement. This was likely the
reason for the very popular
and regular entertainment events, like the Sirlebrity Capades, Sirlebrities,
and productions like "Hello, Dolly,"
and "Mame," raising funds while enabling a social atmosphere.
The organization lasted until 1976,
and the published the excellent magazine "Vector" from 1965
14, 15, 1969
that the song above (that I would Love to hear) "Treat Me Like
the Queen I Am" was written by
Ron Morano & Gordon Bealer, who wrote the shows for Michelle.
See this link.
I always like to give larger scans of Jose Sarria, and below, the
November 1969 edition
of the SIR publication Vector gave two rehearsal photos. Alas, I do
not have the
December issue, that had six event photos