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To say that Pose is an unlikely hit is an understatement. It’s a goddamn miracle, and while we’re at it, Pose is also a gift to LGBTQ history, to the visibility of marginalized people, and to HIV awareness in the here and now. It challenged me, then, when the most recent episode, “Blow” (7/30/2019), left me feeling unsure about the show’s creative choices and how it playfully reimagines an iconic, real-life moment in AIDS activism – and not for the...

Activist and drag queen, Marsha P. Johnson, was one of the first people to call for action following the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Johnson was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front (GFL) and later co-founded the S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) organization, alongside Sylvia Rivera. Johnson and Rivera, close friends for years, felt that the needs of LGBTQ youth were not being taken care of by existing queer activism groups – especially trans youth of color. When Johnson started...

Pioneering transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, key leaders in the Stonewall Riots that sparked the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the US, will be honored with a monument in New York City. “For decades, the monuments in our public spaces have told a very limited story about the people, groups, and values that make New York City great,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. “Today, we take a big step toward...

In a suburb just outside of Dallas, a transgender mural is being painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, displaying an image of our foresisters Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. They are the catalysts of our 1969-to-present day LGBTQ movement. Their images are against the backdrop of the colors of the transgender pride flag. Brian Kenny, the muralist behind the painting, explained, “This mural represents the trans women of...

A new mural depicting the transgender pride flag along with portraits of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera is taking shape in a Dallas suburb. The mural marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and is believed to be the largest transgender-specific mural in America. The mural, painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop on Cedar Springs Road, is the brainchild of artist Brian Kenny. “I wanted this mural to be a positive reinforcement that we are...

A Texas artist has unveiled a new mural dedicated to the transgender heroes of the Stonewall Riots. Artist Brian Kenny designed and painted the mural as a monument celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The painting, located in Dallas, is said to be the largest transgender-themed mural in the US. “This mural represents the trans women of color who were key figures in that riot and also key figures in the start of the queer liberation movement,” Kenny told...

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