Archive | February, 2012

Communities United for Police Reform demo at City Hall 2/29/2012 FIERCE, Audre Lorde Project-Trans Justice, Streetwise & Safe, Make the Road and Picture the Homeless Representing! Somewhat related: We got an extra day of black history month, y’all! a whole 29 days ever 4 years! (photo from Sam J Miller)

Every time I look at that damn river…I actually feel her Spirit telling me “You Gotta Keep Fighting Girlie Cause Its Not Time To Cross The River Jordan!” -Sylvia Rivera to Randy Wicker on the Spirit of Marsha P Johnson from Randy Wicker‘s amazing interview of Sylvia Rivera’s occupation on the Christopher Street Pier. (trigger warning: suicide, self […]

RAPPING WITH MARSHA P JOHNSON

RAPPING WITH MARSHA P JOHNSON

“Do you have suggestions for people in small towns and cities where there is no STAR? Start a STAR of their own.  I think if transvestites don’t stand up for themselves, nobody else is going to stand up for transvestites. — I carry my wonder drug with me everywhere I go-a can of Mace.  If […]

STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

This is the beginning of a 3 part post on STAR’s history.  The text from this post comes from Martin Duberman’s STONEWALL: Sylvia strongly identified with those righteous revolutionaries of the Third World, the Black Panthers and…the Young Lords.  She marched occassionally with both groups, though often in a stoned-out state, and later, in 1971, […]

There really was a series of cosmic events, pivotal conversations, and visits from queer spirits of futures past that brought upon the creative process for this piece.

There really was a series of cosmic events, pivotal conversations, and visits from queer spirits of futures past that brought upon the creative process for this piece.

whateverjeanne: Leeroy Kun Young Kang, visual artist, graphic designer, and member of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, describes his inspiration and creative process in making If You Could Read My Mind, Love, available for auction at Small Works for Big Change. Back in October, I had the opportunity to attend a rare screening of Agnes […]

Sylvia Rivera & NYPD Reflect on Stonewall Rebellion

Sylvia Rivera & NYPD Reflect on Stonewall Rebellion

Today is the fifth day of my ten day memorial for Sylvia Rivera.  During the early 1970s Sylvia Rivera was involved in the Gay Activist Alliance, co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, and organized with the Black Panthers and Young Lords.  But before all that Sylvia Rivera took part in the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969.  In […]

An Artist A Day

An Artist A Day

whateverjeanne: Over at CLASS artist Wu Tsang is blogging about why buying art matters. The Spirit Was is honoring the life of Sylvia Rivera (July 2, 1951-February 19, 2002) and archiving her writing and struggles for gender liberation. And on Saturday, February 25 the Sylvia Rivera Law Project is hosting its annual art auction and grassroots fundraiser Small Works for Big […]