Tag Archives: Sylvia Rivera

People Hosts Series On Trans Pioneers [VIDEO]

From People Magazine: For years, transgender voices have been pushed to the background. But for Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender women who participated in the Stonewall Riots in 1969, keeping quiet was not an option. From the director of Emmy-nominated Transparent, Rhys Ernst, and Focus Features, the film company behind Oscar-nominated The Danish Girl, comes a new …

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Morning View – Sylvia Rivera Way

In 2005 the corner of Christopher and Hudson was renamed after Sylvia Rivera, the late transgender activist who helped found the Gay Liberation Front shortly after the Stonewall Riots. The following year Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson cofounded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, the world’s first transgender political organization. Rivera died from liver cancer in 2002.

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