Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries

Title

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries

Subject

Gay Liberation

Description

Founded in New York City in 1970 as a caucus within the Gay Liberation Front, the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, or STAR, was an activist organization established by legendary civil rights activists and drag queens of color, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha Johnson, to advocate for homeless drag queens and young gay runaways. Both Rivera and Johnson were veterans of the Stonewall rebellion and the intense period of radical political organizing the proceeded it. STAR addressed the intersectionality of race and class with sexuality by emphasizing poverty and homelessness within the transgender community.

Creator

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1970

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, “Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed July 3, 2022, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/264.

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