Sylvia Rivera

50 years after they helped spearhead the Stonewall riots, trans women of color are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Fed up with years of abuse and oppression, the LGBTQ community fought back after a police raid. RYOT has creatively reimagined the events that took place in June 1969.
People that identify as "trans are going to be able to see themselves reflected in this important point of the city," transgender activist Cecilia Gentili said.
A conservative estimate would put over 200,000 homeless LGBTQ youth on the streets of the United States. There are fewer than 500 beds dedicated to them.
Before Harvey Milk, she was a seminal figure in the LGBT rights movement. Before Caitlyn Jenner, she was one of the country's
It's the immoral, flamboyant fossil fuel lifestyle that got us into this climate mess. Part of me wants to wash my hands of climate change and enjoy a little marriage equality while we all go to hell in a flaming hand basket.
In an effort to raise awareness surrounding a petition from The Sylvia Rivera Law Project for this initiative, transgender
I am heartened by the new focus on gender expression and its significance for gay as well as trans persons, and hopeful that such a focus will force our state and national advocacy organizations to evolve in a manner that will benefit all of us, and in particular the least among us.
It is vital to view the history of the Stonewall rebellion much more closely and not let that fight be reduced to simply the right of gay and lesbian Americans to get married. It is important to note that at the forefront of the fight were two transgender women, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.
On this special day honoring Sylvia Rivera's birthday, MAGNET calls on all gay and lesbian people to remember who started Stonewall, and to try to be more understanding of your trans brothers and sisters.