activists LGBTQIA+

Mabel Hampton

Mabel Hampton was an African-American lesbian activist, a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, a founding member of the Lesbian Herstory Archive and a philanthropist for both black and LGBT organisations. Hampton was born in 1902 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was brought up by her grandmother following the death of her mother at the age …

activists LGBTQIA+

Sylvia Rae Rivera

Sylvia Rivera was an American drag queen (a term she later claimed to hate, rejecting all labels), gay liberation and transgender activist. Along with Marsha P Johnson she was one of the first to resist the police during the Stonewall Riots. Rivera reportedly shouted, “I’m not missing a minute of this, it’s the revolution!” as …