Blog — LGBTQ+ Activists Who Changed the Course of History
LGBTQ+ Activists Who Changed the Course of History
- Acknowledging the pivotal role of LGBTQ+ activists in shaping history.
Marsha P. Johnson (1945-1992): A Catalyst for Change
- The significance of Marsha P. Johnson's activism during the Stonewall Uprising.
- Co-founding the Gay Liberation Front and the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR).
- Advocacy for transgender and homeless individuals.
Harvey Milk (1930-1978): The Voice of Equality
- Becoming one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US.
- Championing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and fighting discrimination.
- Legacy and impact of Milk's assassination on the movement.
Audre Lorde (1934-1992): Empowering Intersectionality
- The multifaceted activism of Audre Lorde as a poet, essayist, and civil rights advocate.
- Addressing issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
- Emphasizing the importance of embracing all aspects of identity.
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987): A Strategist for Change
- Bayard Rustin's influential role in the civil rights movement.
- Coordinating events like the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
- Intersection of Rustin's activism and his identity as a gay man.
Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002): The Voice for Trans Rights
- Sylvia Rivera's collaboration with Marsha P. Johnson in LGBTQ+ activism.
- Co-founding the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR).
- Advocacy for transgender rights and the marginalized within the LGBTQ+ movement.
Cleve Jones (b. 1954): Honoring Lives Lost