#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 …

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#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 …

#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 …