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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...

Out magazine's annual Pride issue.Out has issued three covers. Actress M.J. Rodriguez and Stonewall Inn activist Sylvia Rivera also front the magazine this month."The most visible gay candidate to run for president to date, his campaign raises crucial questions about what it means to be a pro-LGBTQ+ candidate," editors captioned a photo of Buttigieg's cover on Twitter.The openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana reiterated his support for the Equality Act, telling Outthat equality to him is a world where a...

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...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...