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Pictured, left to right.

Unnamed law enforcement officer and protester: Iconic image from the Compton’s Cafeteria riots in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, one of the pivotal first moments in trans activism

Sylvia Rivera: fierce advocate, activist, organizer, Stonewall veteran, co-creator of Street Transvestite/Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), referred to as “the Rosa Parks of the modern transgender movement” as well as the “Mother of all gay people”

Marsha P Johnson: popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scenes, Stonewall veteran, performer, activist, co-founder of Street Transvestite/Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR)

Reed Erickson: launched philanthropic organization, Erickson Educational Foundation; funded research, educational materials; helped educate the public on trans issues in the 60s and 70s

Janet Mock: advocate, activist, author of Redefining Realness, public speaker, launched #GirlsLikeUs, former staff editor of People’s magazine website

Dean Spade: lawyer, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law; Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law; founder of Sylvia Rivera Law Project


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Diego Sanchez: first out trans person to hold a senior congressional staff position on Capital Hill as legislative assistant to US Rep Barney Frank; lobbies for health care, veterans, labor, disability, civil rights, and more; did a lot of lobbying for inclusive ENDA

Cherno Biko: TransOhio board member, active member of NAACP and various coalitions focusing on intersectionality, workshop facilitator, activist

Laverne Cox: actress, first trans woman of color to have leading role on a mainstream scripted TV show (Orange is the New Black), producer, activist

Kye Allums: advocate and activist, public speaker, first openly trans NCAA Division I college athlete, creator of Project I Am Enough

Kate Bornstein: author of Gender Outlaw, Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws, My Gender Workbook; playwright; performance artist; public speaker

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