2nd July 1951 – 19th February 2002
“Hell hath no Fury like a Drag Queen scorned.”
Sylvia Rivera was a Drag queen and prominent LGBTI+ rights activist. She was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance and Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. She dedicated her life to raising awareness of homeless trans youth, drag queens and trans women of colour.
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