Image of the Anti-Violence Project marching on the NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice

In 1970 Sylvia L. Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two participants in the Stonewall uprising the year before, created Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) to empower marginalized youth and people of color before the term “transgender” was widely used. ... Read More

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1918 New Yorker Jennie June publishes Autobiography of an Androgyne, the first book to chronicle the experiences of someone who might identify as transgender today

1967 Lee Brewster organizes a drag ball for gay civil rights group Mattachine Society—events first held in the 1920s in Harlem

1969 Stonewall uprising begins June 28th

1970 Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) forms Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March (what would become the LGBTQ pride parade) held in New York City

1973 Sylvia Rivera ostracized at Gay Liberation Day rally in Washington Square Park; STAR disbands

1999 First Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20 to memorialize lives lost to anti-transgender violence

2002 Trans protections added to New York City human rights law for the first time

2019 New York State legislature passes the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), offering protections to transgender New Yorkers statewide

Key Events

1918 New Yorker Jennie June publishes Autobiography of an Androgyne, the first book to chronicle the experiences of someone who might identify as transgender today
1967 Lee Brewster organizes a drag ball for gay civil rights group Mattachine Society—events first held in the 1920s in Harlem
1969 Stonewall uprising begins June 28th
1970 Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) forms Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March (what would become the LGBTQ pride parade) held in New York City
1973 Sylvia Rivera ostracized at Gay Liberation Day rally in Washington Square Park; STAR disbands
1999
First Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20 to memorialize lives lost to anti-transgender violence
2002 Trans protections added to New York City human rights law for the first time
2019 New York State legislature passes the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), offering protections to transgender New Yorkers statewide