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Inside Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riviera’s Friendship

Long uncredited, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera had been the vanguard of the trendy transgender motion, preventing for the appropriate to gender self-identify when social and legal persecution of homosexual individuals was nonetheless frequent within the state of New York within the Fifties and ’60s. Bars had been banned from promoting alcoholic drinks to homosexuals, and the act of cross-dressing may end in being charged with “sexual deviancy.”

David France, director and producer of the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, advised the Los Angeles Blade that Johnson and Rivera helped begin in the present day’s dialog about gender nonconformity and civil rights, and had been the primary individuals who “conceptualized the idea that the trans community was a distinct community,” with its personal objectives and desires. France believes Johnson and Rivera had been “genuine revolutionaries.”



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