New York City: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion and founders of STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), march in the 1973 Pride Parade.
i think people do not really understand how POWERFUL these two were. in the early 70’s they became house mothers and revolutionaries for trans* people, especially TWOC.
and now they barely get a blurb because they weren’t nice to their oppressors and called their shit out and weren’t “nice t-words” like how cis gay white men wanna think of people like Christine Jorgensen or others. They didn’t want to be erased and shut up. They didn’t wanna sit in jail and wait for motherfuckers to help them in patronizing, erasing ways. They didn’t shut up about the violence against them.
just like…fuck anyone who doesn’t think they’re awesome. They inspire me everyday to get up and kick ass, even as a cis woman of color.