Inside Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riviera’s Friendship

Inside Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riviera's Friendship
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Long unconfirmed Marsha B. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were the vanguard of the modern transgender movement, who fought for the right to gender identity when social and criminal persecution of gay people was still common in New York state in the 1950s. 60 seconds. Bars were banned from selling alcoholic beverages to homosexuals, and cross-dressing could lead to accusations of “sexual perversion.”

David France, director and producer of the documentary The death and life of Marsha B. Johnson, He said Los Angeles Blade That Johnson and Rivera helped start today’s conversation about gender nonconformity and civil rights, and were the first to “envision the idea that the transgender community was a privileged community” with its own goals and needs. France believes that Johnson and Rivera were “real revolutionaries”.


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