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  • The Stonewall Riots of 1969 rocket Rivera into activism.
  • Rivera and her friend and fellow advocate create a safe home space for trans you in STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries)
  • Also get me down from here
  • Let's go SHOPPING <3
  • Not exactly the shiny image gay rights leaders wanted presented to the world, Rivera is metaphorically put on a shelf.
  • Falling back into drug use before resuming advocation for LGBTQ+ rights, Rivera continues to create change for the better for her community- and for the world.
  • Remaining sassy and spunky as ever, Rivera spends her later life in Transy House Collective.
  • Sylvia Rivera, a mentor, inspiration, and revolutionary, died at 50 in 2002.
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