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This is the first known recording of trans icons Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson

The first-ever known recording of trans icons Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson has been uncovered, hidden in the basement of New York’s Lesbian Herstory Archives. After taking part in the Stonewall uprising in 1969, the two became known as trans activists and pioneers of the gay rights movement. The taped interview recorded in 1970 was discovered in the Brooklyn basement by Brian Ferree, archival researcher for the podcast Making Gay History, and he said it was simply marked “STAR”. “Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries”, otherwise known as “STAR”, was a group founded...
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Mural of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera – the largest trans mural in the world – vandalised with moustaches

A mural commemorating the Stonewall Riots – painted to honour transgender icons Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were key figures in the protests – has been defaced by vandals. Police in Texas are looking for people who vandalised the mural, which features LGBT+ activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Dark blue aerosol paint was used to paint moustaches on the upper lips of both Johnson and Rivera. The mural was painted by New York artist Brian Kenney to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and...
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Mural of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera – the largest trans mural in the world – vandalised with moustaches

A mural commemorating the Stonewall Riots – painted to honour transgender icons Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were key figures in the protests – has been defaced by vandals. Police in Texas are looking for people who vandalised the mural, which features LGBT+ activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Dark blue aerosol paint was used to paint moustaches on the upper lips of both Johnson and Rivera. The mural was painted by New York artist Brian Kenney to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and...
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