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Trigger Warning: In some articles, journalists misgender members of S.T.A.R and use language that is, at best, antiquated and offensive
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.
From Reina Gossett's Sylvia Goes To College & STAR Takes Over
"Following the Stonewall Rebellion and the first annual Christopher Street Liberation Day March -which held a rally at the Women’s House of Detention where Panther 21 members where being held- Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera formed STAR in order to create a revolutionary organization that started with a political analysis centering gender self determination and homeless trans people of color, most of whom did sex sex work. Sylvia and Marsha knew it wasn’t enough to convince gay & lesbian political formations to center radical politics *or trans people* or convince revolutionary organizations to center trans people. It didn’t work. So they started their own organization out of Gay Activist Alliance sit ins at NYU."
Read the statement S.T.A.R released during this occupation