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Herstory Luncheon: Influential Womxn at the Table

Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera (born July 2, 1951, Bronx, New York, U.S.—died February 19, 2002, New York, New York) American civil rights activist who advocated for gay rights and was particularly influential in the movement’s early years. A transgender woman, she fought for the inclusion of transgender and other gender-nonconforming people in the mainstream lesbian and gay communities.

(Source: Brittanica)

Menu item: Arroz con Gandules

We chose this classic of Puerto Rican cuisine for its incredible flavor and popularity. We hope Sylvia Rivera, the legendary founder of STAR would approve!