An Homage to Five Generations of Black Entertainers in Orlando

By : Alma J. Hill
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In 1888, the first recorded arrests in the United States for female impersonation took place at the home of William Dorsey Swann, a black man.  Less than a mile from the White House, Swann and twelve other men of color were arrested and charged with vagrancy after police raided a secret drag dance he was hosting. The following day the headline in the Evening Star read “Colored Men in Female Attire.”

The erasure of the contributions and sacrifices of people of color is rampant throughout our history, not only as a country, but as a community. Individuals of color have long been an integral part of the LGBTQ community and they are deserving of recognition and praise.

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Tyra Sanchez arrested for assault

By : Staff Report
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Virginia Beach, Va. – It seems like RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 winner and former Orlando resident Tyra Sanchez is in trouble again.

Sanchez, whose real name is James Ross, was arrested Sept. 9 in Virginia for a misdemeanor assault. Virginia Beach court records say Sanchez was arrested 15 days after the offense.

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