Monday, December 6, 2010

Jazzy Trailblazing Gender-Benders

Billy Tipton
Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton, this androgynous jazz musician lived life as a man for 50 years while maintaining a number of relationships with various women.
Why has an awesome biopic not been made?

Gladys Bentley

This silk-voiced chanteuse accomplished the impossible: she broke into the male dominated music industry, not just as a woman, but as a black woman and a gay woman. She was openly flamboyant, donning her signature tuxedos and flirting with female audience members. Go Gladys!
Very dapper!

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