Lili Elbe (1882-1931) was a transgender woman from Denmark,
one of the earliest recipients of sex reassignment surgery. She was the
subject of the famous 2015 film The Danish Girl.
She was a painter who
had studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts in Copenhagen. She travelled
around Europe with her wife, and became her favourite model for paintings.
After the 1930 surgery, which was still in its infancy, led to her eventual
death from cardiac arrest.
Above: Portrait by her spouse, Gerda Weneger, 1928
Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002) was a legendary figure of the gay rights and trans
rights movements in the United States. She was a founding member of the Gay
Liberation Front and of STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries).
Her activism began in 1970, when she
started advocating not only for gay rights, but for the inclusion of drag queens
such as herself in the LGBT community. The same year, she founded STAR along
with Marsha P. Johnson, in order to help homeless LGBT youth.
FEMINISM = GENDER EQUALITY, IT IS NOT A DIRTY WORD!
Why are we so afraid to use the word feminist? No matter what gender you identify with feminism WANTS equality for YOU.
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