Sylvia Rivera (2 July 1951 – 19 February 2002) was an American transgender activist of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan decent. Rivera was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance, and also helped found STAR (Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries), a group dedicated to helping young homeless trans women.
Rivera was a true revolutionary and one badass lady.
Artwork by John Gerken
We have this on our wall!
New York City
A white girl named Cassie slapped me in my face in 6th grade. She did this in the middle of class & my white male teacher defended her. When I was 21, a white female acquaintance slapped me across the face & laughed about it. She said, “I felt like slappin’ someone.” She left a small bruise on my face. I am a Black queer man & never dated a white chick but I have a history of them puttin’ their hands on me & in my face. The next time I goin’ to mace the fuck out of any white woman who puts her hands on me. PERIOD.
WHITE WOMEN, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF PEOPLE!!! YOU ARE USING YOUR PRIVILEGE TO PERPETUATE AGRESSION & VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!
All of my domestic violence experiences have been cis white women physically attacking me in front of other white people, but that’s because I don’t date cis white men. Trust, I’ve had them physically abuse me plenty, as well.
whole dance gave me chills
If you don’t watch this right now, I hate you.
Brown people.. Dancing outside. Mixing classic and modern dance styles. Beautiful.
BLACK DONT CRACK
These are from this year. This woman is fifty-goddamn-three.
I already look older than Sade. I am 26.
What in the hell am I going to wear to STL Pride this weekend? Photo unrelated.
Does gasping for air count as a clever and flirty comment?