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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
TRANS RIGHTS MATTER
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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