☂️RADICAL QUEERS SUPPORT SEX WORKERS☂️
WHEN TRANS SEX WORKERS OF COLOR STARTED THE STONEWALL RIOT - PRIDE WAS BORN✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿
On June 28, 1969 when the patrons of the Stonewall Inn (a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City run by the Mafia) clashed with police officers they started one of the most legendary riots of the history that lasted for days, marked the beginning of the LGBT Rights movement and started the tradition of the LGBT Pride marches what we know today.
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera; two very iconic activist, sex workers and trans women of color were there, witnessing the police raid and were among the first people to fight back. They were known for being some of the louder protestors fighting for justice on the streets of New York, and later as the co-founders of the STAR, (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) a gay, gender non-conforming and transgender street activist organization.
With STAR they helped homeless queer youth and other sex workers by giving them a social place they needed in order to stay safe and be taken care of - a place they could call as their “home”. It’s 2018, and we are still fighting for justice - WE NEED BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS FOR SEX WORKERS!
✨🌈PRIDE IS A RIOT - NEVER BE AFRAID TO RAISE YOUR VOICE AND SUPPORT OUR SEX WORKING SIBLINGS 🌈✨