Activist Mother Flawless Sabrina, 78, Passes Away

The drag community lost a trailblazer with the passing of Mother Flawless Sabrina Friday night, reports  at NewNowNext

Born Jack Doroshow in Philadelphia in 1939, she helped transform drag from an amusement for straight people into an art form that celebrated queer identity.

Doroshow first tried on women’s clothing as an 8-year-old, and by 19 had perfected the Sabrina Flawless character. Drag was still widely stigmatized in the 1960s—even within in the gay community—but Sabrina organized drag pageants across the country.

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Drag Icon And LGBT Activist Mother Flawless Sabrina Passes Away At Age 78