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Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) Research Guide

A guide on Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries we made for 2016 Pride. STAR made a huge impact in the Gay Liberation movement, advocated for gay rights and was one of the first attempts to address the needs of homeless trans youth in New York.

About this Guide

This is a research guide about Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR)-- later changed to Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries. STAR made a huge impact in the Gay Liberation movement in the 1970s. Its members advocated for gay rights, protections for incarcerated queers and made one of the first attempts to address the needs of homeless trans youth in New York. This guide is meant to serve as a jumping-off point for those researching STAR's history and work in the 1970s

Pages in this guide are organized by source to help you find materials in a ton of different formats about STAR!!

Photo Credit: Diana Davies via New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Sylvia Rivera & Arthur Bell at 1970 New York University Gay Activist Alliance protest

Photo Credit: Diana Davies via New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Marsha P. Johnson hands out flyers for support of gay students at N.Y.U

Photo Credit: Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Marsha P. Johnson hands out flyers for support of gay students at N.Y.U." New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Sylvia Ray Rivera (front) and Arthur Bell at gay liberation demonstration, New York University

Photo Credit: Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Sylvia Ray Rivera (front) and Arthur Bell at gay liberation demonstration, New York University, 1970" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-57b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99​