#QueerHeroes Day 1
Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.
Their actions at Stonewall would be a huge reason the riots are seen as an epoch in the LGBTQ rights movement. They would go on to form the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries and continue to fight for our rights until their deaths, including during the ACTUP era. They often found themselves shut out of the more public liberation movements like GAA, Mattachine, and even ACTUP. Some articles say the organizations feared their radicalism, but their radicalism set the stage for us to celebrate this month.
This is a half assed bio, so absolutely look these women up. Their activism and stories are exemplary.