If one person could ever personify the glorious diversity of San Francisco, Juanita MORE! would be as good a candidate as any. The legendary Latin drag queen, party promoter, political activist, DJ, and gourmet chef has been a San Francisco fixture for two decades, enriching the lives of local scenesters while welcoming countless queer visitors to the the City by the Bay at her regular nightlife parties at various locations throughout the city. Our friends at Queerty had a chance to chat with Juanita between walks with her beloved French bulldog, Jackson, as she prepared for her big Halloween event at San Francisco’s Pier 70.
Celebrate San Francisco’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, which unleashed a cultural revolution that prominently included queer liberation. But don’t just celebrate it–live the summer like the original free-lovin’ hippies, with these amazing events.
Just who do you think you are? Thanks to San Francisco’s long history of cherishing outrageous self-expression, you can dress up as just about anyone you like. There’s no surer sign of a typical day in the City by the Bay than people-watching in a sidewalk cafe and seeing someone stroll down the street in a strange, gorgeous and/or sexy outfit.
What could possibly be more radical than a faerie? Especially when that faerie is part of a worldwide movement to elevate queer consciousness and liberation through spiritual exploration, which was the whole message of San Francisco's Summer of Love. For decades, San Francisco has been home to a life-changing movement known as the Radical Faeries, a loosely-organized group of free spirits who prize creativity, freedom and spirituality.
From gay liberation to non-monogamy and same-sex marriage, America’s sexual revolution came to the forefront in the 1960s, with much of it taking place within San Francisco. Since then, the city has solidified its standing as the world’s freedom pioneer, showing the power in simply getting naked and being unashamed.