No Pride

Rivera and Johnson’s thoughts and examples provide much from which we can learn today.

It’s powerful when transgender people support each other: through STAR, Johnson and Rivera created a community of transgender people who stuck together, shared resources, protected each other, and envisioned a radically different world.  By sharing living spaces, food, and other necessities, they created room for transgender women to heal, learn, imagine, and value each other.  This space was the source of their power as organizers.