She was kicked out of two colleges for being transgender. The ostracism mobilized her to become an activist.
On June 27, 1969, she met with a friend at the Stonewall inn. The infamous raid occurred and she was one of the queers leading the charge against police. She was struck in the head by a cop and taken to jail, where another cop would break her jaw.
She would move to the west coast at the height of the AIDS epidemic. In addition to her activism on behalf of incarcerated trans women, she would provide health care and organize funerals for those succumbing to AIDS.
Her activism and organizing remain steadfast today. Miss Major isn’t going anywhere.