Testimony by SYLVIA RIVERA, New York
In this powerful essay, legendary trans activist Sylvia Rivera talks about her life and experiences in the LGBTQ rights movement.
"We were doing what we believed in. And what we’re doing now, the few of us who are willing to unsettle people and ruffle up feathers, is what we believe in doing. We have to do it because we can no longer stay invisible. We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed of who we are. We have to show the world that we are numerous. There are many of us out there."