4) The Daily Beast: As we celebrate Stonewall's 50th anniversary, remember the black & brown bodies who led the movement 🌈


On June 28th, 1969, the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village became a major catalyst in the movement for LGBTQ rights. Transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were among the boldest and most outspoken leaders who stood up against the ongoing police brutality and harassment that plagued the now landmark gay bar for months.

Read on to get educated on how the movement started and how it was led by the Black and Brown community.

P.S. it was recently announced that activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be honored with a public monument in Greenwich Village, NYC as part of an initiative to increase the diversity of the statues and monuments in public places around New York City. It will be paid for out of $10 million allocated for new public artworks.


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