Forgotten Female Saints of the Counterculture

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Sweet Pam

“We were a group of revolutionary hippies — of all sexual persuasions — who loved to dress up and play out our fantasies.”

Sweet Pam, aka Pam Tent, was a founding member of the gender-bending, psychedelic performance art troupe The Cockettes. The radical group infused their stage shows with drag, glitter, and subversive zeal. The far-out queen of Haight-Ashbury wrote about her experiences in the must-read memoir Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette.