Gay activism in the 1970s


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  1. tre

    They (specifically Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson) called themselves "drag queens" and "transvestites" but would fit better into the term "trans women" within how we contemporarily understand gender. They weren't stage performers and it wasn't just about how the dressed; they lived their lives as women.

    "Sparked by drag queens" doesn't quite portray the situation to a contemporary audience like "sparked by young, poor trans women of color."

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