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Sylvia Rivera

Below you’ll find a 25 minute documentary interview with Sylvia Rivera, the founder of the New York transgender movement in the 1970s. Sylvia Rivera was one of the Puertorican drag queens who 1969 started the Stonewall Inn riots against the police coming in time after time to get their “protection” money or to round up those present and bring them to the drunk tank to be released after delivering sexual “favors” to the cops.

The death of her lover Marsha P. Johson of who she talks was the reason to start Transgender Remembrance Day, which is being held now on many places over the world, among which the Netherlands.