Welcome To The International Court System

Our Founder

Titular Head of the
International Imperial Court System

José Julio Sarria

Absolute Empress I

50 Years of Noble Deeds

In 1965, José Sarria proclaimed herself the Empress of San Francisco, and laid the foundation for the formation of the Imperial Court de San Francisco. Today, the International Court System (ICS) has over 65 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, making us the second largest GLBT organization in the world. On October 23rd, 2015 The International Imperial Court System celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a gala state dinner, The Golden Jubilee in Portland, Oregon, headed by the Titular Head of the International Imperial Court System, Queen Mother I of the Americas, Nicole Murray Ramirez.

Nicole Murray Ramirez

Queen Mother I of the Americas
San Diego City Commissioner

News And Announcements



2024 Campaigns

Operation: National Drag Defense

Consent Matters

Casa De Lus 2024

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LGBT+ Heroes Stamp Campaign

Bayard Rustin National Stamp Campaign

José Julio Sarria International Scholarship

José Julio Sarria Hall Of Fame Nomination

60th Anniversary Gala

The Courts

Court Directory

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