“The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce honored the late, legendary drag queen and queer activist Jose Julio Sarria Monday with the 453rd Star on the city’s Walk of the Stars.

The new star was unveiled in the Downtown Palm Springs Park.

“As the `mother’ of the gay community, he gave birth to a political movement as well as an entire community, while teaching us how to live our authentic lives as equal members of our society,” the founder and chair of the Jose Sarria Foundation, Gene Brake, said in a statement…”

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