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Introduction by RUMI

The Exibition, Catching Up With The Cockettes, was originally presented at the Jon Sims Center in San Francisco as part of The National Queer Arts Festival 2002.

For this on-line exhibition, hosted by the Queer Cultural Center, dozens of new pictures have been added. Together with help and generosity of the photograpers, friends, and those of us who carry on the spirit of The Cockettes, we hope to share some of the excitement of that incredible moment of our history.

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Rumi in Golden Gate Park 1970
Photo © Blair Partridge

Rumi as Mick Jagger in Les Ghouls
Photo © David Wise
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Rumi as Tina Turner at the former Family Dog
1970
Photo © David Wise
Hibiscus and Rumi at Ross Alley
in ChinatownPearls over Shanghai
1970
Photo © David Wise
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 Rumi and Tina Turner
at Basin Street West
1970
Photo © David Wise
Sylvester and Rumi
1971
Photo © David Wise