To celebrate International Trans * Visibility Day, we pay tribute to Sylvia Rivera
GAYLES.TV.- The International Day of Visibility Trans * is the annual holiday that takes place on March 31, dedicated to celebrating trans * people and raising awareness against discrimination against trans * people around the world. The holiday was founded by the Michigan trans activist Rachel Crandall in 2009, as a reaction to the lack of LGTBI + holidays that celebrate the visibility of trans * people, as the only known commemoration focused on trans * people was the International Trans * Memory Day, which remembers trans * people. trans * people victims of hate crimes, but does not recognize or celebrate the visibility of living members of the trans community *.
To celebrate International Trans * Visibility Day, we pay tribute to Sylvia Rivera, the trans activist who joined Marsha P. Johnson led the riots of Stonewall of June 28, 1969 that led to the celebration of LGBT + Pride. But its radicality and the defense of the marginal made the rest of the group uncomfortable.In 1973 during the celebration of the Pride of New YorkSylvia took the stage and He challenged the white gay men who belittled the trans community and had relegated them to the background. While she was booed she gave her mythical speech known as "Everyone should be quiet".
Source: Images from the documentary "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson"