Sylvia Rivera photo enters National Portrait Gallery

Posted on 09 Nov 2015 at 8:08am

TransgalllerySylvia Rivera, the trans activist who shot to prominence as one of the leaders of the Stonewall Riots, has been a polarizing character in gay rights, but her influence is undeniable. So prominent is she, it might be surprising it took until last month for her to become the first trans person enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The gelatin silver print from 2000 (also featuring Christina Hayworth and Julia Murray) was taken by Luis Carle. Congrats to the trans community.

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