#QueerHeroes Day 3 – Jennie June

#QueerHeroes Day three. Jennie June. Jennie was one of the first transgender people to publish her autobiography. She was trans before the word existed, often referring to herself as a "Fairie" or an "Androgyne." She was a sex worker at Paresis Hall (Now the headquarters of the Village Voice) in the 1890's. The real name of …

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#QueerHeroes Day 2 – Bob Rafsky

#QueerHeroes day two Bob Rafsky. Rafsky was a PR executive and activist for ACTUP and later, the Treatment Action Group. His activism during the AIDS movement included confronting Bill Clinton (then a presidential candidate) at a fundraising dinner until Clinton ended up bellowing at him. He and other ACT UP members stormed the headquarters of Daichi …

#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 …