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Artist:
Luis Carle, born 1962  Search this
Sitter:
Sylvia Rivera, 2 Jul 1951 - 19 Feb 2002  Search this
Christina Hayworth, 20th century  Search this
Julia Murray, 20th century  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 43.6 × 29.1 cm (17 3/16 × 11 7/16")
Sheet: 51.3 × 36.8 cm (20 3/16 × 14 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
2000
Exhibition Label:
A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Sylvia Rivera worked the dicey Times Square district as a trans woman sex worker after she was cast out by family as a teenager. She was there in 1969 at the turning point of the modern LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) struggle for equal rights, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn violently rebuffed a police raid. Politicized by this experience, Rivera campaigned with the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) in urging the city to enact a nondiscrimination ordinance. However, facing racism and discrimination as a Latina transgender by the mainly white male GAA leadership, she began to work with homeless teenagers, co-founding the militant group and shelter STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries). In the 1990s Rivera was embraced as one of the fundamental figures of the LGBT movement. This portrait shows her flanked by her partner Julia Murray (right) and activist Christina Hayworth at the Saturday Rally before New York’s Gay Pride Parade in 2000.
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Sign  Search this
Exterior\Park  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Female  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\LGBT rights activist  Search this
Sylvia Rivera: Society and Social Change\Transgender  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Female  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Performing Arts\Producer  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actress  Search this
Christina Hayworth: Society and Social Change\Transgender  Search this
Julia Murray: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
NPG.2015.37
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Luis Carle
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4913b47d8-1c1c-4114-a660-df8e11691be2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.37