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Author: Deion Scott Hawkins

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Black Transwomen Led The Fight For Equal Rights From Stonewall to Pride

As part of queer lore, Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transwoman at the forefront of gay liberation, or Sylvia Rivera, a Latina transwoman, was the first,” Deion Scott Hawkins writes. “Their protests, as well as the actions of other Black gay people in an earlier and little-known act of defiance, demonstrate how queer women of color were often overlooked but at the forefront of gay liberation.”

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