Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Gender 101 Video! Episode 37: Sylvia Rivera

Lucy (a.k.a. Benji) tells us about Sylvia Rivera, a legend and role model in the Transgender community.

You can find out more about Sylvia and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project by visiting their website here.

Just a note: Saying someone is a 'role model' isn't saying that they are a 'perfect person.' While I wish Sylvia hadn't had to be a sex worker during her life (I wish no one would have to be), and I would never want to say that that part of her life should be held up for others to emulate, by being her authentic self, standing up and fighting for herself and other people who were also disenfranchised, Sylvia Rivera stands as a strong, powerful role model to many - including me!

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