Sylvia Rivera threw one of the first bottles in the Stonewall riots, but her activism went much…
Heather Gilligan
1955

She was a leader and a pioneer and called bullsh*t so eloquently. She gave voice to an anger many of us learned to keep buried deep within ourselves and with which we still struggle.

Recently some people in the LGBTQ+ coalition have called for dropping the TQ+ people. She would have none of it! We stand on the shoulders of people like her and many others who threw themselves on the barricades so a new generation coming along would never have to endure what she went though.