Coronation 48 of the Imperial Council of San Francisco
|Category: Nonprofit function||2013-04-13|
|Project: Imperial Council of San Francisco - Coronation 48|
|Coronation 48 of the Imperial Council of San Francisco|
In 1972, a group of men formed the Council of Emperors of San Francisco and elected their first Emperor that year. In 1976 the Emperors took José to Woodlawn Cemetery to visit the gravesite of her late husband Joshua. (A plot was purchased close to where Joshua is buried and where José will be close to her husband.) This was to become an annual pilgrimage and where the elected Emperors of San Francisco takes his oath of office the day after his election. The Emperors and Empresses had separate coronations and courts until 1983 when they held a joint coronation and election of the Emperor and Empress.
The visionary Sarria recognized the successes he and his Imperial Court of San Francisco had uniting the gay community of San Francisco. In the years following the founding of the Imperial Court of San Francisco, Sarria would work to expand on his vision and began working with prominent drag queens, Gay community leaders and activists outside of San Francisco to share in his vision of a greater united, politically active and charitable Gay community. By 1969, Sarria set out to expand and create Imperial Courts and Empires across North America modeled after the Imperial Court of San Francisco. In 1970, Sarria and his Imperial Court of San Francisco helped establish Imperial Courts in Vancouver, B.C. and Portland, Oregon making them the first Imperial Courts outside of San Francisco. Sarria and the Imperial Court of San Francisco would go on to empower the creation of over 35 courts in the decade that followed. Sarria then spent the next two decades expanding the growth of Imperial Courts and Empires across North America. By 1995 at the 30th Anniversary of the 1965 founding of Imperial Court of San Francisco, under Sarria\'s leadership over 60 Imperial Courts and Empires had been established throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Sarria marked 1996 as the year of one of his fondest and most honored achievements. Sarria after several earlier attempts, had successfully established a united LGBT International association of charitable community organizations, officially founding The International Court Council and the International Court System, united as family and community in the fight for greater global education of LGBT Civil Rights, LGBT Social Justice, and charitable community service. An honor Sarria as its founder and leader profoundly and proudly shared with all Imperial Courts and Empires that had joined in embracing his long held vision of this historic 1996 formation of a united charitable International Court System.
Sarria\'s honored leadership, contributions and his historic legacy as the visionary leader, educator and official voice of the Imperial Court of San Francisco and The International Court System that followed, remained until he abdicated in 2007. Even thereafter, Sarria remained a formidable guiding voice to The Imperial Court of San Francisco and the International Court System.
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|Performer: Emperor Drew Cutler & Empress Patty McGroin|
|Location: 2280 Market St.,2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA|
|Organization: Imperial Council of San Francisco|