Sylvia Rivera calling out gays and lesbians for their trans exclusion in 1973 at the Christopher Street Liberation Day rally (x)
this caption is incredibly misleading.
this isn’t sylvia rivera “calling out gays and lesbians.”
watch the linked video.
this is sylvia rivera calling out the white middle class, mainstream gay rights movement for not doing shit for the most at risk people of the community, like trans folks (particularly trans women), poor and homeless folks, poc (particularly black folks), drug users, etc.
the caption above seems really reductive and ignores the fact that the lesbian, gay, AND bi folks she was calling out were majority cis, WHITE, middle class people.