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(THREAD) Looks like #gaycultureis in need of more awareness of its backgrounds. LGBTQ+ pioneers like Marsha and Sylvia deserve more attention than is often given to them today, especially among young white gay men. So here goes!

Shout out to @t_taylor_inWH for the thread idea đź’›
MARSHA P. JOHNSON
- a LEGEND among legends
- trans woman of color and drag queen
- credited—but often disputed—with starting the Stonewall Riots
- AIDS activist
- not some white boy like movies want you to think
SYLVIA RIVERA
- Latina trans woman and drag queen
- Stonewall rebel
- activist for the marginalized and the homeless, having been homeless herself
- spoke out against dropping drag queens and trans rights in favor of the assimilationist military and marriage rights
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