#QueerHeroes Day 5 – Audre Lorde

#QueerHeroes Day 5 Audre Lorde “My sexuality is part and parcel of who I am, and my poetry comes from the intersection of me and my worlds. . . . Jesse Helms’s objection to my work is not about obscenity . . .or even about sex. It is about revolution and change. . . . Helms …

#QueerHeroes Day 4 – Edith “Edie” Windsor

#QueerHeroes Day 4. Edith “Edie” Windsor Edith Windsor was a queer rights activist who fought for us long before United States v. Windsor would solidify her legacy in our community. She met her partner and eventual wife Thea Spyer in 1963. In 1969, they arrived back in New York from a trip to Italy on the …

#QueerHeroes Day 1 – Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

Happy Pride! #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 …