#QueerHeroes Day 2 – Zazu Nova

#QueerHeroes Day 2 – Zazu Nova.

Zazu was one of the many trans patrons of the Stonewall Inn. She made her living as a sex worker and frequently referred to herself as the Queen of Sex, always carrying herself like actual royalty. She was a Unitarian and vocally proud of her religious upbringing.

Zazu was there the night of the Stonewall riots and seen fighting alongside Marsha P. Johnson. Some who were there insist that Zazu began fighting the cops in reaction to the violent arrest of Stormé Delarverie. According to these accounts, it was Zazu’s punch that started the Stonewall riots.

After the riots, she joined the Gay Liberation Front and the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. She was also a founding member of New York Gay Youth.

Sadly, little is known about what became of her after her work with these organizations.

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