Description: Norman found his way to San Diego while serving in the United States Navy in the late 1960’s. After leaving the Navy he used his love for Diana Ross to find a job at the Showbiz Supper Club, becoming the first African American to perform in San Diego as a professional female impersonator. Norman recollects his career in the San Diego supper club scene, the early hisory of the Imperial Court and his role within it, the AIDS crisis of the 80’s and his experiences as a gay black male in the San Diego LGBT community for the past 45 years.

Date: 2016-01-28