Gay rights movement
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Stonewall riots were spontaneous, violent demonstrations led by two trans-women of color Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City. Celebrating how hard people fought and how strong they stood and how unwaveringly they spoke - for all of us - is worth celebrating.
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Marsha Johnson - The Stonewall Riot of 1969, in which a late-night raid of a prominent New York City gay bar devolved into a violent struggle between patrons and police, is largely seen as the driving event behind the gay rights movement. Today Stonewall is recognized as a national monument, but the names of many of the men and women who led the unrest are still missing from history books. Marsha P. Johnson, a trans woman from New Jersey, was on the front lines that night according to eyewitness